by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 12, 2017)
For many gardeners the winter months are somewhat tame, and frankly a little boring. Usually all you can do is get ready for the next growing season, so have little opportunity to get your hands dirty. However, planting a winter hanging basket is a great way to stay in the game at least on a limited basis. Just keep in mind these guidelines to ensure you get off to a good start.
Remember that most plants which are put into a hanging basket will only last a single season. That means that if you are wanting a plant that will last longer than that you will need to choose a perennial and give it a little extra care and attention (periodically adding soil nutrients is one example). However, if you are more interested in the mechanics of planting, simply repeat the process whenever you are interested in planting a new winter hanging basket.
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