Increase the charm factor in a big way by adding some hanging baskets to your home or front porch. With bursts of vibrant greens, bright colors, trailing and cascading vines, having lush baskets from your porch and from your ceiling inside your home will definitely catch the eyes of visitors. Here at Griffin’s Floral Design, we love the lush green healthy vibes of hanging plants and how they add a distinctive charm to anywhere you put them.
Why Everyone Should Have Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are colorful, vibrant, healthy living gifts from Mother Nature that add elegance and great appeal to any space. Plus, since they are elevated, they make wonderful use of space not typically utilized. They freshen the air, lift spirits, and generate a sense well-being – what’s not to like?
Good Blooming Plants for Hanging Baskets
For areas in your home or on your porch that are mostly in the sun, choose from Marigolds, Lantana, Wave Petunias, or Autumn Joy Sedum. For shady p areas, select New Guinea Impatiens, Ferns, Begonias, or English Ivy. While many people bring in their hanging planters from the porch during cold months, there are some plants that will do just fine in the cold. To keep your porch decorated all year long with hanging planters, choose cold-weather plants such as cyclamen, winter pansies, primrose, polyanthus, or winter violets.
Water Needs for Your Hanging Baskets
Hanging plants are prone to drying out quickly due to the small amount of soil in their containers, dryer air, and wind. Therefore, keeping your plants well watered is crucial. Fertilizing them regularly is also important. Other than that, just keep them pruned and trimmed so they look healthy and enjoy their joyous presence.
Cool Hanging Basket Ideas
From different types of containers or hangers made of ropes, yarn, or chains, there are numerous varieties of different hanging planters you could have in your home and on your porch. To help you decide, think about the type of plant you want, one with long, trailing vines hanging over the basket or more full-looking and rounded shapes, then choose where you would want to place it. Think about what color blooms you want. You can play mix and match until you find what works best for your home style and for your front porch.
For more inspiring ideas on hanging plant baskets, check out our Pinterest page here.