Floriculture Program Hanging Baskets
Growing Hanging Baskets

Mixed Hanging Baskets: Constructing Mixed Baskets

Pages in this article: Some growers start with a standard mixed basket and give their employees a recipe to put together a pleasing and sound mixture of plant material. Later, it is easier to customize designs. You can approach the production of combination baskets as a process. The first phase is to do some experimenting with combinations of colors, combinations of species, and try out some new introductions for the season. Like most of us, you will probably have more failures than successes at first. We tried 20 combinations the first year and had 8 successes. Develop a “Basic 5” group of combination baskets by the second season and grow those in large quantity. Eliminate any combinations that didn’t work so well and try some new combinations. Maybe add some new crops in with combinations that worked. Each year just a few adjustments to your basic line is enough to have something new and different. From season to season keep records so that you can make adjustments as to number of cuttings per pot for different species, total number of cuttings per pot, etc.

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