Starting in mid-spring, Lamium produces clusters of pink or white flowers. This delightful groundcover can rebloom off and on through the summer, creating months of color. And even when its not blooming, the silver-infused foliage of these shade plants brighten up shady corners. Lamium usually stays about 8 inches tall and grows best in Zones 4-8.
Let your hanging baskets reflect your personality by filling them with your favorite color. Here's a fun pick for pink lovers: Shades of fuchsia brighten up this shady spot all summer long. A. Tuberous begonia (Begonia Nonstop Pink) -- 1 B. Impatiens 'Fanfare Fuchsia' -- 2 C. Impatiens 'Dazzler White' -- 3 D. Sweet alyssum (Lobularia 'Snow Crystals') -- 4
How to Build A Hanging Basket - A hanging basket is not simply a plant in a pot that hangs. They can fill or break up an empty wall, accent a front porch or create a ball of color. A basket does not need to be a single plant but plant combos with color and form diversity. With limited space, hanging baskets offer a perfect solution for garden color. To create a great looking hanging basket all season long, Fine Gardening has put together a nice tutorial on “building” a hanging basket.
I so need to try this. When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."
A lot of the baskets we've shown you rely on a bunch of different plants for creating contrasts in color or texture. But you can create equally good looks without going overboard. If plant choices feel overwhelming, choose a classic such as shade-loving impatiens and fill a hanging basket with their delicate-looking blooms all summer long. A. Impatiens 'Victorian Lilac' -- 3 B. Impatiens 'Xtreme Pink' -- 3