The hanging basket we have this year is by far the most lush and beautiful hanging basket we’ve ever had. The difference? A weekly watering with Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster, in addition to our once daily watering. On hot days you might need to up it to twice a day. I also deadheaded it every couple weeks.
But look how full and beautiful it is!
(This picture was taken July 8th)
But over time, I got lazy, and through most of August I didn’t do my Monday waterings, nor did I deadhead the flowers. The plant grew longer, but it’s not as full and lush. This is the result of NOT using Miracle-Gro and tending to your hanging basket:
Image how beautiful it would be NOW if I kept it up!
Back in early June I planted a variety of flowers around our front bird bath:
And here they are now:
And while I’m at it, here’s a few more pictures of our “established” flowerbeds.
I’ve decided next year to only plant petunias, primarily wave petunias. Although high-maintenance from a dead-heading perspective, they are super easy to grow, and grow fast and full with proper watering. And add a lot of color!