Pretty Hanging Planter Ideas
Get creative with hanging planters. Raise them up to create a stage, double them up for more interest, or use them to add beauty and privacy to a setting. Here are 10 hanging flower basket ideas to try.
Begonias and Buddies
These brightly colored tuberous begonia blooms look like decorations on a cake. They’re paired with a bicolored petunia and a trailing fuchsia. The warm colors and matching planters help the baskets look cohesive even though they’re planted with various species and cultivars, making this one of our favorite hanging flower basket ideas.
Another one of our favorite hanging flower basket ideas is to go patriotic with a mix of red, white and, er, purple. It’s hard to find a true blue, so this petunia combo will just have to do! It’s boisterous enough to capture attention from a distance.
Herbs are a natural for hanging baskets. They’re isolated from other plants, so they get plenty of sunlight. And you can hang them near the kitchen door for convenient harvesting. Also, if frost is in the forecast, you can take the baskets to the garage at night to extend the growing season. Read about patio plants you can eat.
Decorating a Blank Canvas
This white wall is the perfect canvas for these baskets of pink and blue flowers. The colors of the petunias and lobelia really pop against the neutral background. And planters are a smart way to add interest to an otherwise pedestrian-looking wall.
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Sitting on the Fence
Speaking of decorating, what can you do with a stockade privacy fence? How about topping it with a hanging basket? Fill it with a heat-loving annual such as portulaca (shown), petunia or sedum. Any type of fence is a great opportunity to get creative with hanging flower basket ideas.
Hanging baskets are a quick way to bring privacy (and ambiance) to an outdoor setting. These blank gaps could be filled by lattice, but the hanging flower baskets look more attractive. Notice, too, how well the pink goes with the gray structure. See how to make a deck planter.
Another Double Play
You can also double up side by side. It’s a good idea to use identical hanging baskets and flowers, in this case a mix of calibrachoa, so it looks intentional. And the hanging planters can still make a splash from a distance.