Hanging wall baskets are an inexpensive option if you’d like to add curb appeal to your house. They’re also a convenient and functional way of dressing up the front door entrance for all seasons. A small amount of maintenance, such as watering the flowers as usual, is all it takes to maintain the planter.
During the change of seasons, I really enjoy adding different flowers in my home that represent a holiday or flowers that are reminiscent of the time of year. Orchids and larkspur are my favorite flowers for spring. Towards the end of the year around Christmas, I always purchase poinsettias. Growing up, it was always a tradition of my mother to have poinsettias decorated in our home, and I’ve continued the trend.
After moving into this house, one of the things I’m doing is adding more flowers to the front entryway. Japanese boxwoods and nandinas line the front of my house, but I’d like to add more color and have less maintenance, so I opted to buy a wall planter.
I bought a variety of plants to put in the planter to add variation of color and texture. To create balance, I filled the basket with three pots of plants that would fit the full length of the planter.
The planter came with a removable liner, if in case you decide to plant the flowers in soil, then you can do so, but I’m only placing the pot of plants in the planter, so that later I can quickly change out the flowers during different seasons.
Be mindful of the climate that you live in because certain plants won’t survive in harsh weather conditions. For example, if you’d like to place poinsettias outside in a wall planter during Christmas, they can’t survive below 55 degrees. Try to choose plants that will be able to sustain and thrive for some time, for you and your guests to enjoy.