I have always got great satisfaction from planting and growing my own baskets and containers. Buying these full blown things from stores and nurseries just doesn't do it for me. They also don't make it through the season. They are exhausted well before frost takes them. So it is with great joy that I head to the nursery to pick my plants for my hanging baskets and containers (of which there are 14.)
|Verbenas were big enough to slip|
|petunia and calibrchoa plugs|
I am lucky to have a large south window and have a temporary table arrangement in front of it. So I nursed these little beauties inside till I got a day that was warm enough and not blowing a gale and out we went to plant. Shortly after the weather turned and they have been ever so happy. Didn't have to worry about frost till two nights ago. Not a problem. I was ready and everyone was tucked up safe and warm. Inside, in the van or covered with a blanket. All good.
This is what the baskets look like today. They will go out again when it warms up a bit. Not much of a show yet but their little roots will be so happy and growing like mad. I will keep posting pictures so you can watch their progress. Such fun!