When choosing plants to make a hanging basket the first plants that a lot of people are drawn to are the ones with the most flowers such as petunias, calibrachoa, pansy, etc. The trouble with shaded areas is that there are not a lot of plants that will give you months of colourful blooms. So when making a hanging basket for a shaded aspect you can not always achieve the same look when comparing it to a basket that will be grown in all day sunlight. This is because a ‘majority’ of flowering annuals and perennials require a certain amount of sunlight in a day which in most situations is the hot afternoon sun. Of course there are the odd exceptions such as annuals, violas and impatiens, which will flower extremely well in shade if they are fertilised and watered consistently throughout their growing seasons. But I want to share with you alternative ways to bring a big splash of colour and amazing planting combinations that are ideal for shaded gardens without necessarily using flower dominate plants.
In this video I show you how I created this hanging basket. All the plants that have been used love to be grown in a shaded aspect.
– Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’
– Heuchera ‘Obsidian’
– Davallia pyxidata ‘Hare’s Foot Fern’
– Blechnum penna-marina ‘Alpine Water Fern’
– Fuchsia ‘Marinka’
Until next time happy gardening!
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs