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Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets extend a touch of the garden to your home. You can hang them outside on your patio, off your deck, or even from a tree.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2007


  • 14-inch wire basket

  • Planting pot

  • Plants

  • Soil

  • Sphagnum

  • Slow-release fertilizer, such as Osmocote


  1. Stand wire basket in an empty pot to stabilize it.

  2. Layer basket with 1-inch-deep layer of sphagnum.

  3. Add plants (position each plant so its crown is level with the soil).

  4. Add soil (fill soil an inch or so below the rim to prevent water runoff).

  5. When basket is complete add 2 tablespoons of a slow-release fertilizer such as Osmocote to potting soil.

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