Elevate the style, design, and charm of your backyard with beautiful hanging baskets! With plenty of plants to choose from and a variety of basket styles, there are an endless number of decorative options. It is a quick and easy way to enhance any backyard area. Here at Bosland’s Flower Shop, we love all things related to plants and flowers and recognize the emotional and health benefits they provide, so we’ve listed some examples of hanging baskets so you can get a little more green in your life.
Best Hanging Baskets for Full Sun
For those backyard areas which are mostly in the sun, choose heat-tolerant plants such as portulaca, petunias, bougainvillea, or million bells. These plants thrive in the sun and like full sun for at least 5 hours. Between the wind and the sun, though, your backyard hanging baskets will need plenty of water – perhaps even twice a day. Be sure to monitor their moisture on a regular basis.
Best Hanging Baskets for Shade
For hanging baskets which will be mostly in the shade, your best bets are ferns, English ivy, and Periwinkle for green plants, and impatiens, silver bells, fuchsia, and nasturtium for flowering plants. The perfect spot for a hanging basket in your backyard is a bare, initialized shady corner where a pop of color will bring it to life. You can place a hanging basket on your porch, hang from the branch of a tree, or from a planter rod placed anywhere in the ground. Wherever you want a charming bit of color, hanging baskets are a great choice.
Keep Your Outdoor Hanging Baskets Thriving
Besides making sure your hanging plants stay adequately watered, the next best thing you can do is to fertilize them. Other than that, just occasionally remove dead leaves, prune, and trim to keep your plants looking robust and healthy.
Backyard Hanging Baskets Ideas
A little imagination is all it takes to come up with cool hanging basket ideas. From the type of decorative containers, such as a tin pot, old birdcage, ceramic vase, or glass bowl, to the material you use for the hanging planter itself, like rope, chains, or macramé – the sky is the limit.
For more inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest board to see more cool hanging baskets.