Vibrant colored flowers in hanging baskets decorate your garden and bring it to a whole new level. Consider the growing requirements of the plants you choose in order to determine the best flowers for hanging baskets in your garden. Incorporate a time-release fertilizer into the soil or water with compost tea every other week. A potting soil designed for container growing, or the addition of water absorbing crystals, will help prevent the hanging baskets from quickly drying out.
Petunia - Petunias come in a wide array of colors.Petunias are easy to grow, come in numerous colors and flower all season long. Color choices include shades of red, purple, white, pink and yellow. The flowers may be a single color or multiple colors with star patterns, different colored edges, veins or a combination of these patterns. Petunias grow best in full sunlight in well-drained soil, which is why they are one of the best flowers for hanging baskets. Petunias are slightly fragrant. The sweet fragrance is most noticeable at night. Some varieties require deadheading, which is the removal of the faded flowers. Wave petunias do not require deadheading. Petunias are self-seeding annuals. An annual is a plant that flowers, sets seed and dies in one growing season