How to Hang Plants That Last All Summer


Hanging plants are a lovely addition to any porch or patio, and can be enjoyed both in and out of doors. There are many varieties of plants that last through the warm summer months, including common plants such as evergreen ferns and hanging ivy, and as well as exotic plants such as Hibiscus and Cestrum Parquii. Hanging plants that will last the duration of the summer is a simple process that does not require specialized gardening skills.

Step 1

Decide what type of summer plant you wish to hang. Summer plants are available at your local home and garden center, produce market, supermarket or through a variety of online retailers. For more information on choosing a summer plant, see "References".

Step 2

Install plant hooks into the desired location of your home, garden or patio. Plant hooks are available at any home and garden center or department store.

Step 3

Purchase a hanging basket for your plants. Plastic, wicker or wire baskets work well for summer plants, although you will need to purchase liners for wire baskets. Plant basket liners are available at any home and garden store.

Step 4

Fill a watering can with room temperature water.

Step 5

Sprinkle your plants with water before you place them into the basket.

Step 6

Place your plants inside your hanging baskets, and use a liner if you have chosen to use wire hanging baskets.

Step 7

Hang your plants onto the plant hooks in the desired places in your home or garden.

Step 8

Continue to water your plants every three days during the summer and spring, and once per week during the fall and winter.

Things You'll Need

  • Summer plants
  • Plant hooks
  • Hanging baskets
  • Watering can
  • Water


  • Hanging baskets
  • Summer Plant Varieties
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