How to Hang Flower Pots


Hanging flower pots add a decorative touch to entryways, porches and walkways. These containers add additional gardening space to areas with limited landscaping areas. These kinds of containers are commonly available through garden centers and nurseries. Hanging flower pots are sold ready for hanging. All you need is a hook to hang them from and a consistent supply of water. Consider the area you'll hang the plant and the amount of sun it receives when deciding what flower pot to purchase.

Step 1

Stab the sharp end of the shepherd's hook into the ground where you would like to hang your flower pot. Alternatively, purchase a strong screw-eye hook. The screw-eye must be large enough for the hook of the planter and must be strong enough to support the flower pot's weight. Using a drill, make a hole the size of the screw-eye in a wood post. Thread the screw-eye through the hole until it is secure.

Step 2

Hang the flower pot by its handle. Place the hook over the shepherd's hook or through the screw-eye.

Step 3

Water the flowers after hanging until water begins to drip from the bottom of the flower pot. The flowers should only be watered when the soil feels warm and dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Shepherd's hook
  • Screw-eye hook


  • Maryland Cooperative Extension: Growing Hanging Plants
  • University of Nebraska Extension: Care of Hanging Baskets
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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.