I used to think of ferns as old-lady plants…no offense to old-ladies. I love old-ladies. I hope to be one someday.
But no more! I was looking for something different for my hanging baskets this year and I found myself utterly smitten with ferns. They’re so beautiful. And southern. And despite the face that I live in Pennsylvania, I believe I have a southern heart. (How else can you explain the fact that I make KILLER sweet tea?)
So ferns it is. Mine came from Lowe’s, but I’ve seen beautiful ferns at Home Depot, Sam’s Club and Walmart this year. Must be a good year for ferns.
And if you’re tempted to leave your hanging baskets in the plastic pots that they came in, let me give you little tip. DON’T DO IT! The baskets aren’t big enough to let the plants grow properly for the whole season and the hanger parts aren’t long enough.
I’ve had these metal hanging baskets for nearly 10 years now and they’ve served me well. I just replace the coconut liners every few years. If you want a step-by-step tutorial for re-potting your hanging baskets, check out my post from last year.
What’s in your baskets this year?
Here’s some more hanging basket ideas: