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My Rustic Fence Hanging Baskets

I have my hanging baskets planted and ready to go for the summer!

Here is a reminder of how they looked last year..

I  decided to plant them up differently this year and I chose to go with all of them planted
the same.

This year I chose to try out this beauty..

It is a superbells (calibrachoa) by Proven Winners: Blue Moon Punch

Isn't it a stunner!?!

From what I read they don't mind if they get just a little bit dry between waterings and
to be honest I am a big fan of PW flowers/shrubs that I have purchased so far and while
they were pricier in my area than say a 6 pack of petunia's at our local box stores,
I decided it was worth the extra cost to try it out and see how they perform
compared to last year and another bonus.. deadheading isn't necessary for this plant,
uh yes please!

I only put one plant in each basket.
Which is a switch for sure, last year I think I used 4.

I stored my baskets over winter and I was happy to see the liners
are still in pretty good shape.  So I cleaned out the old soil, and this year I
decided to put a piece of plastic in the bottom half of each basket (with
a hole in the bottom for drainage) to try to hold in a little more moisture, and I
also added in some vermiculite for the same reason.  

I also added starter fertilizer which I do for pretty much every plant,
as well as some slow release fertilizer to give the plants
the best start possible.

I actually planted them up by the house this year instead of hauling everything down to the
fence to plant them.  I simply loaded them up in my cart as I went and when I
was ready I took them to the fence to display them proudly. 😉

I am so excited to see how they do this year!

I also chose to use PW Superbells up near the house in the same baskets
and they are doing so well.  (These beauties are called Cherry Star)
I added in some creeping Jenny with these as well to see how they do together,
I am loving the combination of colors and looking forward to seeing how they look
in a few weeks.

I am tempted to add creeping Jenny to the other planters as well but I haven't decided
yet. (decisions, decisions)

I would like to get bigger hanging baskets for this fence line eventually, or possibly double
them up if I decide to go that route.
However, I had other items on my garden/project wish list that I wanted to get to this year
and since these baskets are still doing great, I decided to
put that one farther down on my the list and I will just keep a look out for new ones or
for a good sale for now. :0)

Anyone else have a Garden to do list a mile long, I have so many idea's for projects
but there's that pesky thing called a budget that can get in the way sometimes. Lol.

- TinaH

Blog Post on my Rustic Fence: Here

Item details:
Wagon/Cart: Found Here
Hanging Baskets (14"): Found Here
Proven Winners Superbells: Blue Moon Punch
Proven Winners Superbells: Cherry Star
Starter Fertilizer: Found Here
PW Slow Release Fertilizer: Found Here

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Corresponding Video on YouTube: Here

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Current Garden Faves - Spring 2019

I thought I would put together a current Garden Fave's list to share with you for spring 2019
so let's get right to it.

These are items I own, items that I personally use in my garden,
and items that I consider extremely useful to have or
they are something that is high up on my wish list and I will tell you why.

New Flowerbed: a Backyard Update Towards Lower Maintenance

Spring Flowers.. always love it when they start showing up.
Amazes me how many plant varieties, colors, shapes, sizes, and textures that there are.
Such beauty and so much fun to choose and design what to use in my gardens. 💚

I have been checking off items on my outdoor to do list and one of those items was a
raised vegetable garden bed area.   I am so happy with how it turned out, but I still
consider it a work in progress.
  (see that post and my future plans for that area as well as adding a greenhouse here)

My New Raised Garden Beds

I finally got around to working on my raised garden beds this year 
and I am so excited about it, I have been wanting to do this project
for a while so I am glad to have it checked off my extensive to do
project list.

DIY Inexpensive Garden Solar or Birdbath Fountain

Searching for idea's for my garden I have always wanted a fountain..
but pricey is an understatement.
(as in one I would love to have.. well, it is in the thousands.. yikes)

That is just not in my garden budget right now.
Searching online I actually saw several different projects using solar fountains
from hummingbird style and so on.      I thought it might be fun to try to make
one that could double as a planter since they were quite inexpensive I decided
to give it a try.

I searched online for a floating solar fountain, and ordered this one.

Then I got 2 different sized pots and I got started on this simple project.
I chose pots that had optional drain holes and I used a 12 inch and 15 inch sized pot.