Flower Pouch Directions

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Flower Pouch Directions
Petunias are a good choice for flower pouch displays. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Many garden shops carry inexpensive flower pouches -- also known as a garden pouches -- to create hanging flower displays. These long, plastic hanging cylinders come with pre-cut holes and require only soil, young flower plants and water to complete each pouch. When you're ready to hang the filled pouches, use the built-in handle to hold the flower pouch on fences and railings for an impressive display once the flowering plants mature.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Soilless growing mix
  • Trowel
  • Watering can
  • Clothespin
  • Flower plants

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  1. 1

    Fill a watering can with water and set it aside.

  2. 2

    Place the flower pouch flat on the work surface, then scoop some growing mix into the very bottom of the bag with a trowel, making sure the soil reaches the deep corners.

  3. 3

    Stop adding soil part of the way up the flower pouch and wet the growing mix using the watering can until the mix is moistened.

  4. 4

    Add more growing mix until the flower pouch is almost filled. Hold the bag up by the handle and moisten the mix with the watering can again.

  5. 5

    Top off the flower pouch with growing mix, then fold the pouch opening down and clip it closed with a clothespin.

  6. 6

    Place the flower pouch flat on the work surface again.

  7. 7

    Insert a flower plant into the growing mix through each slit in the flower pouch until every opening is filled with a plant.

  8. 8

    Hold the filled flower pouch upright, remove the clothespin, then hang the flower pouch by the handle in its final outdoor location.

  9. 9

    Water the hanging flower pouch thoroughly from the top with the watering can until water runs out the bottom.

Tips and warnings

  • Squeeze the lower corner of the flower pouch to see if the water reaches the bottom section.
  • Instead of a watering can, you can use a hose to water the flower pouch thoroughly.
  • After filling, you can allow the flower pouch to lay flat for a few days or hang it immediately.
  • Water at least once a day; do not allow the flower pouch to dry out.

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