There’s no denying the beauty of flowers when you walk through a garden or through a florist’s shop. But, when you see an unexpected display of brightly colored flowers elevated from above, well, it just takes on a much more charming beauty. Like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, having gorgeous green plants cascading from above and vibrant colors in unexpected elevated places is truly a remarkable sight. Here at Durocher Florist, we love being surrounded by all things green and blooming and hanging baskets are some of our favorite things. Therefore, we’ve compiled a few tips to get you started on creating your own beautiful and charming hanging garden.
What Are Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets consist of a container for a plant of choosing that is place in a hanger and suspended from the ceiling. The hanger itself can be made out of rope, chains, wire, or macramé (yes, it’s making a comeback). Containers can range from plastic or tin bowls to ceramic pots or glass bowls. What’s great about hanging planters is you pick and choose all the elements, from the type of hanger, to the container, and to the plant to fit your own personal style or décor of your room. They are also great because they do not take up any floor or counter space so they are perfect for small spaces. Bringing the glory and health benefits of hanging plants into your home what makes hanging planters truly wonderful.
Best Plants for Hanging Baskets
There are so many choices! First, you must decide what type of plant you want regarding color, shape, size, with cascading vines or not, full and round, or long and elegant? Then, you need to figure out which plants will work in sunny spots and which do better in shady spots. For plants that thrive in full sun, go with Jade plants, Crotons, Jasmine, Spider Plants, or Purple Heart Plants. For plants that prefer the shade, choose from Begonias, Hydrangeas, Ferns, Bleeding Heart, or Fuchsia.
Decorate Your Home with Hanging Baskets
A hanging planter will enhance any room in your house, from the kitchen to the bathroom, they add an elegant touch of beauty. Just add a hook to the ceiling and you’re good to go. Some hangers are 3-tiered, which look nice in corners, and some planters are designed to be a part of a collection or design making them look more like art installations. The possibilities are endless.
Hanging Baskets for Your Porch
Add instant charm to your porch with beautiful hanging flowering plants. The bright colors, lushness, and elegance of hanging plants on your front porch really make it stand out. Hang the plants from the banister, window sills, and roof boards to create a welcoming entrance unlike any other. Experiment with different types of plants and hangers throughout the year and switch it up from season to season. It’s a great way to familiarize yourself with and display some of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts.
For a start on ideas to create your own hanging planters, check out our Pinterest board here.