Plant a Winter Hanging Basket


Materials Needed:
  hanging basket
liner
plastic bag
wide, low pot
scissors potting soil
newspaper
small plastic pot
watering can
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
heathers (Erica)
cyclamen
winter-flowering violas
small ivies

  Before You Plant

Stand the basket on a wide pot to keep it stable during preparation. Then add a specially made basket liner.

  Cut Out Planting Holes

Lay a circle of plastic bag over the bottom of the liner to act as a reservoir. Cut out a few evenly spaced crosses around the sides of the liner.

Add Ivy Around the Edge

Add a layer of potting soil to the bottom. Wrap paper around the root ball of each ivy and push them through the holes in the sides.

  Plant the Top and Water

Add the plants and fill in around them with more soil. Firm them in. Place a small plastic pot near the center to act as a watering reservoir. Water into this pot to make sure it reaches the plants' roots.
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