Jazz up your backyard and impress your neighbors by adding some stunning hanging baskets to the area. Whether it’s a pop of color from a flowering plant or one with elegant trailing vines, hanging plants up at eye level is a great way to enhance any backyard space. Here at Bice’s Florist, we love all blooming and living green plants, so we’ve put together tips on outdoor hanging baskets to inspire you.
Best Hanging Baskets for in the Sun
When choosing a plant for sunny parts of your yard, be sure to select one that is heat tolerant and thrives in at least 5 hours of sun. A few good recommendations are Bougainvillea, Million Bells, Portulaca, Petunias, and Sunpatiens. It is important to remember hanging plants typically dry out quicker than plants in the ground, so monitor the soil moisture regularly. On particularly windy days, some plants may need to be watered twice.
Best Plants for Hanging Baskets in the Shade
For shady spots in your backyard, your best bets are going to Begonias, ferns, Hellebores, Bleeding Heart, or Lungwort. Keep your hanging plants looking healthy by trimming wayward vines as needed and fertilize often.
Where to Place Hanging Baskets Outside
There are lots of places to hang your basket once you start looking, such as the limb of a large tree, your porch, or from a trellis or gazebo. You could stick a metal plant hanger in the ground anywhere you want a pop of color. You could also hang your basket onto the side of your fence for a decorative line of flowering lushness.
DIY Outdoor Hanging Baskets
From metal colanders to old birdcages, there’s a huge variety of objects around your house you could probably use for a DIY hanging basket. Just keep in mind the container should be big enough for the plant to have plenty of space to grow, and the container should have drainage holes. For the actual hanger, you could macramé an original one, or use chains, ropes, or wire for putting together a DIY hanger. There are a lot of options once you get your creative wheels spinning
For a little more inspiration and cool hanging basket ideas, check out our Pinterest board here.