How to Hang Flowering Plants


Flowering hanging baskets are popular among homeowners, adding a decorative touch to walkways, entrances and patios. They add instant color and decoration to any area and are an attractive option to those with a limited amount of outdoor space. These plants are sold ready to hang from garden centers and nurseries. All you have to do is pick an area to hang them and satisfy their basic needs.

Step 1

Push a shepherd's hook into the ground in a sunny location where you would like your flowering plan to hang. Shepherd's hooks have a sharp end and will easily penetrate the soil. Alternatively, you may purchase a strong screw-eye hook. Pre-drill a hole the size of the screw-eye into a strong wooden beam or post and thread the screw-eye into the hole until it is secure.

Step 2

Hang the flowering plant by placing the hook on the hanging basket over the hook on the shepherd's hook or through the screw-eye hole.

Step 3

Water the plant daily--excluding days it rains---until the soil is well saturated.

Things You'll Need

  • Hanging basket
  • Shepherd's hook
  • Large screw-eye hook


  • Alabama Cooperative Extension: Flowering Hanging Baskets
  • University of Nebraska Extension: Care of Hanging Baskets
Keywords: hanging baskets, flowering plants, growing flowers

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Sommer Sharon has a bachelor's degree in IT/Web management from the University of Phoenix and owns a Web consulting business. With more than 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, her work has included "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "MORE," "Country Home," "Midwest Living," and "American Baby." Sharon now contributes her editorial background by writing for several Internet publications.