For optimal springtime blooms, hanging baskets should be purchased around mid-winter.
This allows time for funding to come through, and for the baskets to be assembled and hung in time to brighten your downtown for the spring. Hanging baskets can also be rotated with the seasons—consider moving your basket flowers around the fall or winter or replacing them with artificial flowers during the cooler months.
Look for hardy plants that will thrive in your climate and match the colors and feel of your downtown area. Hanging baskets can be replanted as often as needed, so have some fun and create a charming atmosphere to beautify your downtown oasis.