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Hanging Flower Baskets Day

Hanging Flower Basket

About Hanging Flower Baskets Day

When is Hanging Flower Baskets Day? This holiday is observed on the Saturday before Mother's Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. You don’t have any idea what to get mom. We’ve got your solution. Get her some hanging flower baskets. This is exactly why today is Hanging Flower Baskets Day. On this day, you and many others are thronging to local garden stores. Those stores know you’re coming so they have hanging flower baskets of all shapes, sizes, and colors. There’s a planter filled with beautiful blooming flowers that Mom is certain to love. If you know Mom’s favorite plants, you’re in luck. If not, how do you select the perfect planter? Here’s a suggestion: select the ones that are her favorite color. 

Hanging Flower Baskets Day is perfectly placed the day before Mother’s Day. But, mid-Spring is also the peak time for planting outdoors. And the risk of frost is over in most areas of the country. So, millions of homeowners are decorating their homes with breathtaking displays of hanging flower baskets. And garden stores know this, too. When you arrive, you will have your choice of planters. The stores are fully stocked, making selection easy.

Did You Know? Hanging planters are used for other types of plants, too. Non-blooming, shade-loving ferns are perfect for shady areas. Hanging planters can also be used for some herbs and vegetables.

Fern Hanging Basket

How to Participate in and Celebrate Hanging Flower Baskets Day

Celebrating and participating in this holiday is pretty simple. Here are a couple of ideas:

  • Buy hanging flower baskets from your local garden store.
  • Make them yourself using your favorite flowering plants. 
  • Hang them around the outside of your house.
  • Hang them around your office or place of work.
  • Place a basket of shade-loving plants off the branch of a tree.
  • Put the around the outside of your garage.
Armed with these ideas, we think you’ve got the hang of it.

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Petunia Hanging Basket

History and Origin of Hanging Flower Baskets Day

In 2023, Bob Matthews from Rochester, NY, and owner of created Hanging Flower Baskets Day. The objective of this day is to make the world a little more beautiful by hanging brightly blooming flower baskets around your home, and your place of work. The sale of hanging flower planters peaks during the month of May.

The date of the Saturday before Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate this holiday. They are a hugely popular gift for moms. As a result, garden stores are filled with every imaginable color, size, and shape of flower planters. And, this is the perfect time of the year to put them outdoors. So, while you are buying flower planters for Mom, get a few for your home, too.

How to Care for Hanging Flower Planters

Caring for hanging flower planters is not difficult. However, it requires frequent attention. Hanging under the eaves of your house, the planter does not benefit from summer rain. It dries out quickly, especially in hot and humid weather. Daily watering may be needed during heat spells.

Also, there is a limited amount of soil in the planter that does not have sufficient nutrients to feed the plants all season long. So, additional fertilizer is required every 2 – 3 weeks to keep the plant vibrantly blooming. Use liquid fertilizer or plant fertilizer spikes.

Deadhead spent blooms as soon as they die off. this Promotes new blooms. More on deadheading flowers.

Remove any dead or unsightly leaves. Give the plants a trim, if needed.

More on How to Grow Hanging Baskets.

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