Street hanging planters: design features and rules for caring for flowers in them

Hanging flower pots are extremely popular in our country and are widely used both in interior decoration and in the design of garden areas and courtyards. Making very beautiful and spectacular hanging beds in the country or on the balcony and loggias with your own hands is completely uncomplicated. Hanging floral arrangements for the street are created from the most unpretentious decorative cultures.

Primary requirements

The most practical and popular today are plastic hanging street flower pots. Such pots are favorably distinguished by their low weight, as well as sufficient strength and unpretentiousness in the care. Impermeable walls allow good moisture retention and protect the soil from drying out. The hinged decorative planter can be plastic, metal, ceramic or wooden, but Wicker, lightweight planters are especially popular.

  • traditional clay pots are attractive, but providing plants with good drainage can be quite difficult;
  • for the outdoor version, natural stone is often used, characterized by durability and high decorativeness, but having too high a weight;
  • wooden hanging planters perfectly retain the warmth of the soil, but after a certain period of time insect pests can start in them, and in addition, the wood is rotten;
  • metal suspension containers are characterized by high strength indicators, but should be used in combination with heat-insulating materials.

If financial opportunities do not allow you to buy a ready-made hanging flowerpot for growing ornamental plants, then you can easily make such a planter with your own hands. Recently, macrame-style weaving has been increasingly used to create a hanging planter. Such an exclusive option will be a great addition to any design, and a knitting pattern can be standard.

The advantage of hanging planters

Despite the fact that in modern landscape design, domestic flower growers most often use traditional flower beds, suspended landing tanks have a number of advantages:

  • decorative hanging flowerpot can be freely moved;
  • the possibility of forming landscape groups or stationary flower arrangements;
  • time saving and rational use of a small landing area;
  • the best option for growing ampelous flowering plants;
  • an opportunity to carry out the most effective regulation of indicators of illumination, humidity and temperature conditions.

Experienced flower growers recommend moving flower pots with the onset of severe cooling in a heated room. Thus, it is possible to extend the flowering period of late-flowering types of decorative culture as much as possible.

How to make a flower pot with your own hands

Common types

Today, various types of hanging planters can be used for vertical gardening:

  • hinged structures with mounts in the form of a plastic tripod, which is included in the kit;
  • designs with small metal chains rigidly attached to the edge of the flower pot;
  • landing decorative containers equipped with twine or sufficiently strong rope pendants;
  • models equipped with a special suspension located exactly in the middle.

A real work of art are forged flowerpots, in which the stand is most often represented by delicate decorative elements.

Macro street pots

Among the variety of hanging flowerpots very interesting hanging cache-pots made using the macrame technique stand outaccording to the following recommendations:

  • cut a dense and sufficiently strong rope into an even number of equal segments;
  • connect all the segments, align them in length and tie them on one side into one large knot;
  • split the ropes assembled into a knot in pairs, and also pair the knots with knots;
  • combine in pairs two segments from different pairs and tie them also with a knot.

Similarly, weaving is carried out along the entire length. This method is the simplest and does not require special knowledge. On the remaining long ends, a loop for hanging is formed, after which a flower pot with a plant is placed inside the weave.

It is important to remember that the wicker planter is not recommended to be placed in the openings, as well as used for decoration of arched structures, which is due to insufficient stability indicators of such a decorative element.

Plant selection rules

To get the most decorative floral arrangement, you need to know what types of indoor and garden crops look most spectacular in landing containers of a suspended type. As a rule, amateur gardeners tend to plant ampelous and bushy varieties in such flower pots and pots that are perfect for decorating an opening, arch or niche, balcony and veranda, as well as a street gazebo and terrace. In such containers, the most unpretentious and decorative crops are most often planted:

  • shade-tolerant begonias can be placed in places with insufficient lighting, and a large selection of varieties and hybrid forms is used to create multi-colored and variegated, beautifully flowering plant ensembles;
  • densely branched petunias are characterized by extremely abundant and variegated flowering, which lasts from the first decade of summer to a severe cooling. The plant is unpretentious, therefore it is one of the most popular in landscape design;
  • heat-loving balsamins are located in well-lit areas, where they are able to form a large number of elegant flowers and neat, densely arranged foliage;
  • cheap hanging pots can be made using photophilous achimenes, characterized by long and thin branches, as well as funnel-shaped flowers of a fairly large size. Having planted several bushes of this plant, there is a great opportunity to get a lush bouquet with long flowering.

How to weave a cache-pot

Also hanging flower pots and decorative hanging flower pots can be decorated with attractive chlorophytums, asparagus, pelargonium, marigolds or pansies.

Basic rules for vertical gardening

When growing garden ornamental plants in hanging containers, the grower must provide the flowering culture with proper care, which is due to the limited nutrition area of ​​the flower pot.

Features of the soil substrate

Heavy and clay soil substrates, which are prone to rapid compaction and are characterized by low looseness, are completely unsuitable for filling suspended landing tanks. Such soil can greatly complicate the cultivation of decorative crops. It is possible to optimize air permeability and culvert through the introduction of expanded clay and vermiculite.

Irrigation measures and top dressing

The soil, subject to vertical gardening, can dry out much faster, therefore, for cultivating a decorative flowering plant, it is necessary to balance the irrigation regime. In order to minimize the risk of rotting of the root system, it is absolutely necessary to remove the water that accumulates in the sump. Irrigation measures should be quite frequent and plentiful, and for irrigation you need to use well-maintained or boiled, warm water. Nutrients that are intensively leached from the soil must be replenished with the additional introduction of complex fertilizers.

Tips & Tricks

To make an original hanging flower pot for garden flowers with your own hands is possible from almost any material at hand. Most often, such street flowerpots are created from plastic containers:

  • clean empty plastic bottles of labels and glue residue, then rinse the container under running water;
  • using sharp scissors or a knife, cut off the bottom, even part of a clean plastic bottle;
  • to make several symmetrically arranged holes for hanging along the edge and to insert into the holes a sufficiently strong rope of the length necessary for hanging the structure;
  • place a flower pot with a plant in the resulting plastic pots.

Planter in home decor

Ready-made street plastic flowerpots at the last stage of creation are most often painted or decorated with a variety of elements, including pieces of ceramic tiles, beads, small stones or shells.

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