Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:32
I live in the northeast, so a very similar climate.
I used Bacopa, petunia, lobelia, ivy, nepeta, anagallis, bidens, brachycome,diasica, nemophila, nolana, surfina, verbena, sweetpeas and more.
Take a trip to your local gardencentre and checkout what they have for hanging baskets.
Also buying a 12" wicker basket helps keep costs down, as you only have to fill the top and will look nice as the basket continues to mature.
Dead-heading and a liquid feed like miracle-grow is advisable. Water at least once a day when dry, sometimes twice if in full sun.