What to Look for in Quality Hanging Planters

By July 2nd, 2018

Hanging Planters

Hanging planters are an excellent way to add colour and texture to the exterior of your home or patio area. These items can be customized to add the perfect design to your outdoor living space and can easily become the focal point of any area. Unfortunately, not all hanging flower baskets are the same. Here are several things you should look for in quality hanging planters.

Materials

Hanging baskets are made using varying materials. Plastic containers are popular as they are light weight, easy to maintain and they don’t take away from the stunning design and beauty of the flowers. Wire baskets provide an earthy and natural look and are ideal to hang in any location around your patio or near the front entryway of your home.

Size and Shape

Your basket can become an excellent conversation starter for all your summer parties. Larger
baskets allow for a wider variety of plants and flowers, giving you more colour and texture in the space. If you really want yours to stand out, look for containers with unique shapes. Cone baskets, for example, can add a unique look and provide more diversity than your standard basket. Browse the selection of hanging baskets at your local TERRA Greenhouse for even more size and shape ideas.

Drainage

Proper drainage is essential in keeping your hanging plants properly watered. As you look for quality planters, look for small drainage holes located at the bottom of the pot. Ensure the hole is the proper size so the excess water drains from the container and you do not flood and drown your flowers.

Hanging Flower Baskets

If you want instant colour to your garden without the work, pre-made hanging baskets are ideal. As you look for the right basket to add colour and beauty to your home, you want to consider the conditions of where you will hang the basket. If it will be placed in the sun, ensure the basket is filled with annuals for sun that can tolerate direct sunlight and hot temperatures.
The same for baskets that have annuals for shade, they will thrive in areas that have much less direct sun. Additionally, consider how much water is needed for the flowers.

Whether you hang the baskets from your home, small hooks in the ground or along fences, the right hanging flower baskets will add colour, texture, and beauty throughout your entire yard. Visit your local TERRA Greenhouse location to view their extensive inventory, receive expert gardening advice, and gather ideas to create a beautiful outdoor living space.

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