There’s no denying the beauty of flowers when you walk through a garden or through a florist’s shop. But, when you see an unexpected display of vibrantly colored flowers elevated from above, it becomes so much more charming. Like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, having gorgeous green plants cascading from above and bright colors in unexpected places is truly a remarkable sight. Here at Mancuso’s Florist, we love being surrounded by all things green and blooming and hanging baskets are some of our favorite ways for displaying plants. Therefore, we’ve gathered a few tips to get you started on getting some hanging blooming plants in your life.
What Are Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets is just as it sounds, a basket with a plant that is suspended from the ceiling. The hanging part can be made out of rope, chains, wire, or macramé, which is becoming popular again. Containers that sit within the basket, or the basket itself can be a plastic or tin bowl, ceramic pot, or glass bowl. What’s great about hanging baskets is you get to pick and choose all the components, from the type of hanger, to the container, to the plant. It’s a great way to express your own sense of style. They are also great because they do not take up any floor or counter space so they are perfect for small spaces. Bringing the glory and health benefits of hanging plants into your home what makes hanging planters truly wonderful.
Which Plants Are Best for Hanging Baskets
There are so many choices! First, you must decide what type of plant you want regarding color, shape, size, with cascading vines or not, full and round, or long and elegant? Then, you need to figure out which plants will work in sunny spots and which do better in shady spots. For plants that thrive in full sun, go with Jade plants, Crotons, Jasmine, Spider Plants, or Purple Heart Plants. For plants that prefer the shade, choose from Begonias, Hydrangeas, Ferns, Bleeding Heart, or Fuchsia.
Decorating With Hanging Baskets
Add instant charm to your porch with beautiful hanging flowering plants. The bright colors, lushness, and elegance of hanging plants on your front porch really make it stand out. Hang the plants from the banister, window sills, and roof boards to create a welcoming entrance unlike any other. Experiment with different types of plants and hangers throughout the year and switch it up from season to season. It’s a great way to familiarize yourself with and display some of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts.
For a start on ideas to create your own hanging planters, check out our Pinterest board here.