Recipe for a Spring Hanging Basket
Gardens all over the world are dominated this spring and summer by the colour of the year, Ultraviolet (meaning “beyond violet”) – a colour, funnily enough, we cannot see with the human eye.
In a way this adds to the mystery and magic often associated with the colour purple. Purple, magnificent in all its guises ranging from deep plum to violet, lavender, lilac and mauve is a colour that is bold and lush, yet elegant and serene. It represents creativity and spirituality and has a calming and uplifting effect on the mind and body.
The colour purple has, throughout the centuries, strongly been linked with religion and status and has been the colour of choice of many famous people, royal and rebel alike – the Queen springs to mind, Prince, everybody’s favourite dinosaur and Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby, to name a few.
Indulge yourself in all the shades and hues of this lovely colour and follow our guide below to plant up a basket or five…
(Ultra)Violet Hanging Basket
For the basket featured we chose plants that like to be in full sun and will need watering daily.
A Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria’
B Viola grandis ‘Berry Pie’ **
C Viola ‘Penny Mickey’ **
D Petunia ‘Night Sky’
E Verbena ‘Veralena’
**The Violas are annuals that will last well into spring, but will then have to be replaced by another plant of your choice that better suits the season.
Good alternatives going into later Spring and Summer would be Lobelia, Purple Alyssum, Viola odorata or Viola hederacea.
There’s nothing quite like a beautiful hanging basket of colourful plants next to an entrance, lining a pathway or adorning a veranda, to brighten up your day. We have put together a basic guide to help you plant up your own hanging baskets…
For our basic Hanging Basket Recipe click |HERE|
We have also put together a guide to potting up Midnight Sky and purple petunias inspired by the Pantone Colour of the Year, to bring some bright colour to your outdoor space! Click |HERE| to learn more
Follow our very own How-To video, all about planting up hanging baskets, by clicking on the video below: