Spring is here, and it’s time to get creative with your outdoor decor. Hanging baskets are a great way to add a bit of life and colour to your garden or patio. With the right combination of plants, your hanging baskets will be blooming all spring long! Canada has some of the best climates for growing plants in hanging baskets. Whether you’re looking for something that will last all season or something that will bring a splash of colour during the warmer months, there are plenty of options for creating beautiful spring hanging baskets. In this article, we’ll cover the top five best hanging baskets to try this spring in Canada.

Depending on the location, people refer to them as Pelargoniums, Ivy Leaf Geraniums or Trailing Geraniums- all of which add beauty and charm to any space.

These beautiful 12-18 inch cascading plants possess gently flowing, ivy-style green foliage and a plethora of dainty, five-petal flower clusters that appear in soft cherry, sweet lavender and creamy white.

Spilling perfectly from window boxes, hanging baskets and containers, and their pretty foliage and abundant flowers will delight you all summer long.

2. Lobelia Midnight Blue

This Lobelia is a great option if you’re looking for full hanging baskets this year. Its vibrant navy blue flowers make it stand out and its trailing size allows it to fit nicely between other plants.

Bees and butterflies are instantly drawn to the beautiful blooms of Midnight Blue Lobelia. Plant them in window boxes, hanging baskets or other containers and let them spill over the edge to create a stunning effect! To ensure they thrive, provide moist soil and either full sunlight or partial shade.

Trailing Lobelia makes an excellent companion for Alyssum. Sowing the very small seeds on top of moist soil is advised and transplantation outside should be avoided unless the temperature is higher than 10°C (50°F).

3. Nasturtium Little Firebirds

These exquisite trailing nasturtiums are a real feast for the eyes and bring a dazzling array of colors to any hanging basket, window box, or container.

Firebird’s vibrant blossoms of deep burgundy, warm pumpkin, and rich coral stand out against the contrasting backdrop of lily-pad shaped leaves with a variegated pattern.

Brighten up your patio or walkway this summer with these beautiful Nasturtiums. Not only are they eye-catching, but their edible flowers also taste like a mix of watercress and honey, making them the perfect candidates for salads or seafood recipes!

4. Strawflower Rainbow Bouquet

Dwarf strawflowers are incredibly easy to take care of and will soon be filled with dazzling, 2-inch double-bloomed flowers on sturdy 18-inch stems. The colors of these blooms consist of frosted rose, soft pink, salmon, lemon yellow and pumpkin creating a visually balanced package.

Planting these flowers will add long-lasting beauty to your hanging baskets and keep it bright for months.

These drought-resistant, hardy flowers are ideal for fresh cut flower bouquets and also easy to dry quickly for crafting projects and “everlasting” decorations. Their long-lasting nature makes them great for any occasion.

5.  Giant Double Pendula Begonia

You’ll be amazed by the hanging stems of these stunning begonias, draped in magnificent double flowers throughout the summer.

Giant Double Begonia Pendula will create a remarkable sight in any hanging baskets or containers with its glorious white coloring. It’s definitely going to be an eye-catching display.

Begonias are a stunning addition to any garden, and these garden begonias are no exception. They will bloom from June until frost, making them the perfect choice for those looking to add a splash of colour to their outdoor space.

Try planting your very own Giant Double Begonia Pendula and follow along as our president Gord Nickel teaches Hannah from Chek News, everything there is to know when it comes to planting your own at home.

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