Mother's Day Hanging Flower Baskets

Mother's Day Hanging Flower Baskets


Hanging baskets have been a tradition at Zamzows for many years. We strive to bring you the biggest, fullest, and healthiest baskets in the valley. We expect the best because we want your gift to Mom to be the best. Picking out a great-looking basket is the first step. Getting it home and keeping it healthy is the next step. Here are three tips to keep Mom’s baskets looking great all season.

Choose The Right Placement

This might seem like a no-brainer but properly placing your basket is the first step to keeping it healthy all season. A flower basket that is labeled “shade-loving” should not get the sun past 11 o’clock in the morning, while full-sun or sun-loving baskets can take a lot more sun. So take time to make sure you hang your flowering basket where it will do best.

Zamzows hanging baskets are labeled to help you choose the right sun placement, but here are some common shade varieties:

– Lobelia
– Begonia
– Coleus
– Impatiens
– Sweet Potato Vine
– Fuchsia

Shade Baskets

Lobelia                                       Coleus                                     Fuchsia

Here are some common sun varieties:
– Petunia
– Calibrachoa
– Verbena
– Portulaca
– Gerber Daisy

Petunia                                     Verbena                                 Gerber Daisy

Feeding Hanging Baskets

The planting media (soil) used in hanging baskets does not tend to be very nutrient-rich. In order for growers to bring the brightest, fullest baskets to you, they feed the baskets often. For you to keep them this way, you must also be prepared to feed them throughout the season on a regular basis. Zamzows Thrive Bloom is the best way to feed your baskets and keep them looking full and colorful. Follow the instructions on the bottle for the best results.

Watering Hanging Baskets

All hanging baskets will need to be watered daily to remain in the best shape. Knowing the needs of the specific varieties is another consideration. Sun baskets may need to be watered twice a day during the hottest parts of the year. The best thing to do is check your basket often to see how much and how often they need to be watered. One way to test if your hanging basket is thirsty is to gently lift the basket up from the bottom while it is still hanging. The weight of the basket is a great indicator. If it feels overly light, then it is probably dry and needs a drink. If the soil dries out too much it may need a few waterings in succession to rehydrate. If it is really dry you can take the basket down and submerge it in a bucket of water for a few minutes to allow the water to really soak into the soil. Another way to check for dryness is to stick your finger into one of the drain holes. This only works on the pulp pots with a big hole in the center. If your finger is wet when you remove it, then you are in good shape. Shop Watering Products

Of course, if you ever need advice, come into one of our stores and we’re happy to help!

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