Up the charm factor in a serious way by adding some hanging planters to your front porch. With bursts of bright colors, vibrant greens, trailing and cascading vines, having a hanging garden from your porch will definitely catch the eyes of your neighbors. Here at Flowers by Leslie, we love the lush green healthy vibes of hanging plants and how they totally punch up the appeal factor of a front porch.
Why Put Hanging Planters on Your Porch
Why not? They are colorful, vibrant, healthy living gifts from Mother Nature that add great appeal to any space. Plus, as they are elevated, they make use of space not typically utilized. They freshen the air, lift spirits, and generate well-being – now that’s a welcoming porch!
Different Types of Hanging Planters
For areas of your porch that are mostly in the sun, good options are Lantana, Wave Petunias, Marigolds, and Autumn Joy Sedum. For shady porch area, select from ferns, begonias, New Guinea Impatiens, and English Ivy. While many people bring in their hanging planters during the colder months, there are some plants that thrive in the cold. To keep your porch decorated all year long with hanging planters, choose cold-weather greenery such as winter pansies, primrose, cyclamen, polyanthus, or winter violets
Maintaining Porch Hanging Planters
Hanging plants are prone to drying out much faster because of the small amount of soil in their containers, dryer air, and wind. Therefore, maintaining adequate watering for hanging plants is crucial. Fertilizing them regularly is also important. Other than that, just keeping them pruned and trimmed back so they look healthy and full is all you need to do.
Hanging Planters Ideas for the Porch
From different types of containers or hangers made of rope or chains, there are endless varieties of the types of hanging planters you could have on your porch. Think about whether you want a plant with long, trailing vines hanging over the basket, or more full-looking and rounded shapes. What color blooms do you want? You can play mix and match until you find what works best for your style and for your type of porch.
For more inspiring ideas on hanging planters, check out our Pinterest page here.