How to Hang a Victorian Flower Planter

Overview

Victorian flower planters are often planters or balconettes with the appearance of cast-iron scroll work. These planters can be four-sided for display on all sides, or they can be three-sided and be designed to be hung at windows so that planter pots can be easily positioned on the planter framing from inside the home. All of these are easy to install and can be done by most homeowners.

Step 1

Select a four-sided Victorian planter. These have the appearance of cast iron but not the weight or maintenance problems. Most have mounting holes molded into the casting and come with mounting screws.

Step 2

Position your planter on the wall or fence where you want to mount it. Use a level to make sure it is level. Mark the holes using a pencil.

Step 3

Screw the planter to the wall or fence using the mounting screws provided with your planter. You may need to use wall anchors, lag bolts or masonry bolts if you are screwing into wall cavities or masonry grout. Most planters include mounting weight and strength requirements.

Step 4

Position your planter on the wall or fence where you want to mount it. Use a level to make sure it is level. Align the mounting brackets underneath the planter (these often look like shelf brackets) and mark the holes where the bracket mounts using a pencil. Screw the brackets to the wall or fence using the mounting screws provided with your planter. Screw the planter to the bracket using the provided hardware.

Step 5

Position and mark the holes to mount balconettes under your windows. It is important to screw into studs or other solid material so that the balconette is safe, particularly on upper windows. It may be necessary to use lag bolts, wall anchors and masonry bolts to secure your balconette. Screw or tighten your bolts with a power screwdriver or wrench.

Things You'll Need

  • 4-sided Victorian planter
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Power screwdriver
  • Mounting bracket
  • 3-sided Victorian balconette
  • Lag bolts (optional)
  • Wall anchors (optional)
  • Masonry bolts (optional)
  • Wrench

References

  • Garden Place: Stratford Victorian Planter Box
  • My Window Box: Victorian Balconettes
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About this Author

F.R.R. Mallory is a senior at UC Berkeley completing degrees in both Neuropsychology and English. She has been published since 1996 in both nonfiction and fiction, books, short stories, articles and essays. Her fiction short story "Black Ice" recently won a National Space Society contest.