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#387917 May 16th, 2015 at 06:31 AM
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I hope this is the right place for this post...

So I have two perfect spots for hanging decorative plants just out my front door, and so far both plants I tried have died or are dying. I don't know what the first plant was, but I currently have some very sad looking pansies out there. They've drooped, and show no signs of recovery, no matter what I do. I think it has just gotten too hot for them, to be honest, and it's only just May!

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions of plants that grow well year round in hanging pots? Or is that wishful thinking on my part? It would have to be something that doesn't get large, and preferably something hard to kill. lol

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WAter is a big thing.. They dry out fast hanging.
Pansies is mostly cool weather plant an shade lover..

Plants that do well in baskets, Petunias.......


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And it all depends on how much sun they get too. Are your planters hanging in the sun or shaded by the porch?


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Since they started drooping, I've been watering them a lot. For a couple weeks they perked back up with water, but now they don't anymore.

They are sort of in half sun. The pots hang in cut outs on an outer wall, so the side facing out gets lots of sun, and the side facing in gets no direct light. I've been hoping rotating the way they hang every time I water would help with the uneven light problem.

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Ok, then it might be too warm for pansies. I know of nothing that will bloom all year long for you. You could go with the petunias suggested by Dodge. Or any other summer blooming plant. You could get some really nice hardy ferns or something. Or succulents like donkey tails that you would need to bring in for winter. There are lots of options out there. The only thing I would suggest is always rotate whatever you do put there.


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Ferns don't like sun



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I'm in NC and unless the pansys are in the shade it has already gotten too hot for them to grow here and I imagine in TN too. And dodge is right about the ferns. In the south they need shade and to be kept watered. Petunias are great for our hot, humid weather and so is portulaca. They won't bloom all year but will look nice for a long time.

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I'm planning to keep up periodic plant maintenance in my home. Can you suggest some periodic plants that can be grown in my home, both indoor and outdoor plants. I found an article describing those http://www.rbcclean.com/blog/indoor-plants/3-tips-to-keeping-up-with-periodic-plant-maintenance/. Has anyone grown them?? Are they easy to maintain?? Are there any special requirements to grow them?? Any suggestions regarding this are greatly welcomed. Thanks in advance. i would like to hang them in my home so that it'll give my home a better appearance.



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