Using Hanging Baskets in Gardening

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Hanging baskets are commonly used as a decorative way to display plants. Learn about gardening with hanging baskets from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitos, "Mr. Green Thumb", for On Gardening. Hanging baskets are one of the staples on almost every garden. Now what makes it a hanging basket, well it's got a hanger, that helps make it a hanging basket. Baskets often will be wire, they may be plastic, they may be terra cotta even, but they all have some type of a hanger. Now of course hanging baskets has been with us since hanging gardens of Babylon. Everybody seems to like to have plants that are up, front and center. And the beauty of hanging baskets, be it Geraniums or other plants like Alyssum, or some of the plants that you may grow, is that you get them up to eye level. By doing that with hanging baskets, be it strawberries, or be it tomatoes, you got it where you can easily see it, you can easily harvest, if you're taking in some of the flowers or some of the fruits, and you can also enjoy the plant to its utmost. Hanging baskets has been with us for a good long time, and they will continue to be with us; why? Because they help bring the visual aspects of gardening up, front and center; that's where you want hanging baskets. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".