Floriculture Program Hanging Baskets
Growing Hanging Baskets

Mixed Hanging Baskets: Tips for Making Mixed Baskets

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  • Learning to use the color wheel is important for putting together mixed baskets.
  • Mixing color and textures are the two most important elements of designing a pleasing mixed basket.
  • One can use all the same color of flowers as long as the texture of the plants is varied.
  • Colored foliage will naturally make a mixed basket more interesting.
  • The form of the plant is also important but itís easier to get it right. Just be sure to use mounding plants in the center of the basket and trailing plants on the outside edges.
  • Vigorous growing plants work well and will not be overbearing if just one plant is used and placed in the center of the basket.
  • Appealing combination baskets can be made with plants that are valued for just their foliage.
  • Plants that have flowers on long stalks will stand up above the foliage and make a better impression than more compact bloomers.
  • Next Page: Cool Season Mixed Baskets
Weeks to Finish
Number of Plugs/Basket
Mixed Hanging Baskets
Monoculture Hanging Baskets
Types of Containers
Photo Gallery of Mixed Baskets
Photo Gallery of Monoculture Baskets
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TAMU Floriculture Program | Hanging Baskets

Growing Hanging Baskets | Weeks to Finish | Number of Plugs/10-inch Basket
Pinching | Tips | Types of Containers | Theme Baskets

Photo Gallery of Monoculture Hanging Baskets | Links | Aggie Horticulture



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