Elevate the style, design, and charm of your backyard with hanging planters! With a variety of plants to choose from and different styles of planters and hanger, the options are endless. It’s a quick and easy way to jazz up any backyard area. Here at Gainan’s Flowers, we love all things green and understand the emotional and health benefits of plants and flowers, so we’ve compiled a few examples of hanging planter to incorporate more green into your life.
Best Types of Hanging Planters for Full Sun
The best types of plants to add a little color to your backyard in spots where it’s mostly sunny are petunias, million bells, bougainvillea, and portulaca. Many of these plants are heat-tolerant and require five at least five hours of full sun. Between the sun and the wind, some of your backyard hanging planters may need watering twice a day. Be sure to check them regularly.
Million Bells Hanging Basket
Best Types of Hanging Planters for Shade
For shady spots, the best type of foliage plants are ferns, English ivy, and Periwinkle. For flowering plants, silver bells, fuchsia, impatiens, and nasturtium work well. These work well hanging from a shady tree, a bare shady spot in the corner of your backyard, or a shady front or back porch. Wherever you end up putting your hanging basket, you’ve elevated the design style of that area. It’s a great way to add a touch of style to any place!
How to Care for Outdoor Hanging Planters
Besides making sure they have proper amounts of water, the next best thing you can do for your hanging planters is to fertilize them. Other than that, basic pruning, deadheading, and trimming your plants to keep them looking robust and healthy are all you have to do.
Cool Hanging Planter Ideas for Outside
A little creative use of your imagination is all it takes to come up with cool and interesting hanging planter ideas. From the type of container, which could be a tin pot, old birdcage, ceramic pot, or glass bowl, to the material you use for the hanging planter itself which could be rope, chains, sticks, macramé – the sky’s the limit.
To get you started we’ve compiled a few cool images of planter hangers here and there’s plenty more on our Pinterest board as well.