Need a quick and easy way to freshen up your interior, your backyard, or your front porch? Then look no further than hanging planters. Space-saving, brightly-colored, green and healthy, hanging planters add immediate charm to any space. Here at Expressions Unlimited, we love hanging planters and have them all over the place, so we know how charming, stylish, and elegant they can be. For some tips on how to get started with your hanging planters, read more below.
Bring the Garden Inside Your Home
The wonderful experience you have when walking through a garden can be recreated in your home – only elevated. A garden can be anywhere, even in the sky. Fill up unused spaces and bring in the fragrances and clean air plants provide by creating your own hanging garden indoors. Instead of a soulless, dreary corner, hang a 3-tiered macramé planter to bring the space alive. There’s no room that won’t benefit from having a hanging plant – from the kitchen to the bathroom, bedroom, and patio area, having blooming plants and flowers at eye-level makes sure they not only get noticed more but adds immense charm to any room.
Finding the Right Hanging Planter
A hanging planter can be any size, shape, color, or material. From wires, to chains, to rope or yarn, hanging planters just need to be able to hold a container and attach to a hook from the ceiling. You can purchase a hanging planter or make one yourself. There are plenty of do-it-yourself websites with ideas for all sorts of materials and shapes. Think of the space where the hanger will go first, then think about what colors, materials, and shapes will complement that space. Do the same for the type of container you want for your plant. Any item that can hold a plant is fair game, from metal colanders to paint cans, repurposed bird cages, or glass bowls, plant containers can be a varied in size, shape, color, and material as the planter can. This is what makes hanging planter so fun and unique – the possibilities are virtually endless.
Best Plants for Your Hanger
Once you’ve decided where you’d like to have your hanging planters, determine if that spot is mostly in the full sun all day, or full shade. This is an important factor in choosing a plant that will thrive in that spot. For sun-loving plants, choose from Million Bells, Petunias, Portulaca, Bougainvillea, and Sunpatiens. For plants which will spend most of their time in the shade, select from ferns, Begonias, Hosta, Fuchsia, Marguerite Daisy, and English Ivy.
Caring for Your Hanging Planter
Proper watering and fertilizing are a must. Your plant container must also have drainage holes to prevent root rot. Hanging plants tend to dry out more quickly than plants in the ground, so some may require once or even twice a day watering. Using a liner is also useful in regulating the moisture levels of your plants. Other than that, just maintain routine trimming and pruning to keep your plants looking healthy and your charming hanging garden will be all set to beautify your space.
For some terrific hanging planter ideas, check out our Pinterest board here.