It was in July, so most of the greenhouses were pretty picked over. I purchased a plastic terra cotta oval pot with a purple surfina petunia in it. It did well for a while but I think this area did not get enough full sun.
This photo is from 2011:
The next set of photos were taken this morning.
Instead of just plunking an oval potted plant in the basket again this year, I bought a coco liner and filled it with soil, and added part shade plants like coleus, New Guinea impatiens, regular impatiens, and vinca vine. The vinca vine is very robust but the flowers are sort of sluggish. Not sure why.
See what I mean not too many blossoms!
I have sedum and impatiens growing around and under the bike. Did you see a lady bug?
This little lady bug used to be my bowling ball. I had my friend from the Tattered Angel paint this for me from a photo I found on the internet.
This is a strawberry pot.
The impatiens in the ground, in the strawberry pot and in the basket are blooming profusely but not the bicycle basket! Go figure!