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
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Things you need
- Soilless growing mix
- Watering can
- Flower plants
Fill a watering can with water and set it aside.
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.
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.
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.
Top off the flower pouch with growing mix, then fold the pouch opening down and clip it closed with a clothespin.
Place the flower pouch flat on the work surface again.
Insert a flower plant into the growing mix through each slit in the flower pouch until every opening is filled with a plant.
Hold the filled flower pouch upright, remove the clothespin, then hang the flower pouch by the handle in its final outdoor location.
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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