How to Hang Planter Flowers


Hooks for hanging baskets give you the versatility to change the look of a space in no time at all. Gardeners can change the style with different container types, the formality by going from a very lush, formal-looking fern to a rustic overflowing container of annuals, and the function by swapping out flowers for a container of cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs. Hanging baskets are perfect for adding color and function to fences, walls and just about anywhere your imagination takes you. Planter hooks are available in many different styles and price points and can be installed in just a few minutes.

Step 1

Locate the space you wish to hang your planter. Check to make sure structure is sound--if wood, not rotted--and will be capable of holding the weight of the filled planter. Masonry spaces must be sound and not chipping or flaking as well.

Step 2

Drill your anchor holes, per the instructions of your particular hook or container. If hanging on a wall, be sure to drill into the masonry and not the brick or stone itself. Use the level, if needed, to make sure top and bottom holes are even.

Step 3

Insert your anchors or screws as instructed.

Step 4

Attach the chain, using an S-hook, and measure the length as desired. Trim if needed to desired fit.

Step 5

Hang your filled planter.

Things You'll Need

  • Planter hook
  • Screws or anchors (often included with the hook)
  • Drill or electric screwdriver
  • Level
  • S-hook, if not included in planter hardware
  • 1/8 or 1/4 inch chain


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Who Can Help

  • WVU Extension: Container Gardening
Keywords: container garden, hanging baskets, shepherd's hook

About this Author

Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University, studying education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills, re-using, recycling, and re-inventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.