Watering Containers & Hanging Baskets

By the time the plants grown in summer containers and hanging baskets are in full bloom there is such a mass of thirsty roots that proper watering is imperative.  Plants in pots and particularly those in hanging baskets that dry out to the point of wilting may never recover completely and look tatty and bedraggled for the rest of the summer.


  • Never let containers and hanging baskets dry out completely.
  • Water hanging baskets until you see the water dripping vigorously from the bottom of the basket.
  • Water pots until you see water draining out through the drainage holes of the pot.
  • During hot weather you may need to water at least twice a day.
  • If planters or hanging baskets are under cover and not exposed to rainfall you need to water them yourself.

West Van Location

2558 Haywood Avenue
Telephone: 604-922-2613

North Van Location

1343 Lynn Valley Road
Telephone: 604-985-1784