Hanging baskets are becoming very popular again, and why shouldn’t they? Who doesn’t love having lush, healthy, and living plants in their home, on their porch, or in their backyard? It’s a great way to bring charm, color, and exotic plant intrigue into your home all while still saving floor space. Here at Shotwell Florist, we know the emotional and health benefits of plants and flowers, so here are some tips to help you create your own hanging garden.
Why Have Hanging Baskets?
Hanging planters are blooming or green plants placed containers that are then placed in hangers which suspend from above. Typically hanging from a wire hook, chains, rope, or macramé, a plant hanging from the ceiling leads your eye upwards and creates a picturesque image of beauty where there wasn’t one previously. Plus, hanging planters are a great way for you to demonstrate your own creativity since you choose the type of plant, the flower color, as well as the hanger and container. A hanging planter is more than just a hanging plant… it’s an expression of your own personal sense of style.
Blooming Plant for Hanging Indoors
Determine which plants you like the most and see if they will so well in a hanging planter. Next, decide if you want a trailing plant with vines that hang down, or a more rounded plant with flowering blooms. There are many different plants from which you can choose. The only thing you actually need to be concerned with is making sure sun-loving plants get enough sun and those which prefer the shade are in the shade most of the time. An excellent place to start is with these indoor options: Boston Fern, English Ivy, Pothos, Spider Plant, Pansy, Impatiens, Lantana, Silver Bells, and Periwinkle.
Flowering Plants for Hanging Outdoors
These are plants that can stand up to windy days, rain, cold weather, and hot weather. Some great examples are Lantana, Petunias, Million Bells, and Dwarf Lavender. As with inside plants, it’s essential to water and fertilize the plants regularly so they don’t become dry. Pruning and trimming also help keep the plant looking healthy.
Charming Hanging Basket Ideas
From old birdcages to coconut shells or clay pots, your hanging planter can be anything but typical. There is an endless assortment of containers you can choose from and decorate yourself, but also the hanger itself can be made from a variety of materials such as chains, wire, or even macramé (yes, it’s making a comeback). Keep your mind open and artistic whim alert to create hanging planters that truly represent your own style.
For some ideas to get you started, check out our Hanging Baskets Pinterest board.