15 Creative Ways to Hang a Plant Outdoors
Your plants don’t have to be in the ground to flourish. This season, try hanging your outdoor plants—whether they are flowers, herbs or even some vegetables. Here are 15 creative ways to hang a plant outdoors.
Use glass bottles to hang your favorite garden flowers and wildflowers. Just wrap some twine or string around the bottle and hang from a tree limb.
Hanging Basket Plant Stand
Avoid having to attach a hook to your home and try this hanging basket idea. This hanging basket plant stand is a great way to hang a small plant at your home’s entryway. It can also be used indoors.
Try attaching small pots to a fence or even a pallet propped up against the side of the house to grow flowers or herbs. Just make sure the space gets plenty of sun.
Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Planter
This hanging planter can be used outdoors or in. Try using it to grow your favorite flowers or some cascading ivy.
Plants on a Rail
These small pots are hanging from a steel rail, which is a great idea if you’re short on garden space. While flowers would work well in this space, you could also try herbs, small lettuces and even some peppers.
Hanging Pot Rope Holder
If you already have a pot in mind, you can make your own hanging pot with some rope. Find the full instructions with photos at Instructables.
Upside Down Tomatoes
These tomato plants hang from homemade bucket pots that are attached to a fence. This way of growing tomatoes works well for those short on gardening space.
Hanging Basket on Tree
If you pick up a hanging basket of flowers from your favorite garden center, try hanging it someplace besides on a shepherd’s hook this season. Depending on the type of plant and its sun requirements, try hanging the basket on a tree branch.
If you have a balcony, try decorating it with a mix of flowing flowers. Baskets attached to the railing and hanging baskets with cascading flowers can create a cheery European look.
Flowers on a Pergola Trellis
If you have a trellis, gazebo or pergola, some flowers can grow and spread along the structure and create shade. Wisteria hangs on this pergola, adding color to the backyard.
If you’re looking to get plants started for the season, try planting them in a recycled water or soda bottle that has been cut in half, then hang them. This concept could also work for small plants such as succulents.
This hanging terrarium can be used indoors or out. Try hanging it from a corner of the porch or from a pergola.
Recycled Hanging Pot
Try painting an old pot or even a coffee mug and hang it from the fence. This is a great way to get your kids involved in gardening as they can help paint the pots, choose the plants and plant them.
Hang some pots on the side of your home or along a fence to plant a variety of flowers and plants. Using planters that are square opposed to round will work better for this project.
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Living Wall Art
Living wall planters are a great way to hang plants. Try succulents to create some unique wall art for your outdoor lounge space.
When you’re ready to dry herbs or some of your favorite native plants, try bundling them together and hanging them from the fence. Not only will you dry out the plants for use later, but it creates a stunning look when several are hung together.