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A Planting Past Due

It seems like spring flies by here in Texas.  It's winter, then suddenly it's kind of springy, then it's blazing hot.  There never seems to be enough time to get everything done and this year one of the things that slipped through the cracks was the large hanging basket we have.




It's a great big basket we purchased a few years ago at Canton First Monday Trades Days.  (Our favorite place to get all manners of items to re-purpose.)  We have planted it differently each year so far, learning new things each year.




Year one we went with a begonia, sweet potato vine, asparagus fern mix.  All were things we have on hand already.  It did pretty well through the season, except for the potato vine.  It's hard to keep it wet enough and by the end of the summer it looked pretty bedraggled.


Last year we went in a little different direction.  We still had begnioas, pink this time, and the sweet potatoe vine, but we added a few other plants to try to keep things a little more inte…

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