Hanging Baskets – why?

Probably the most common reason is colour,

when baskets are calculatingly cultivated

they respond with cascades of brilliant colours.

Examples of this can be seen around the world and

especially in many competitions in garden shows.

With designer gardens making the most of available space
for paving, decks, patios with fountains and water gardens,
the focus on container gardening in limited spaces,

hanging gardens are making a comeback in the gardening world
with eye catching colours, shades of greens,
the geometry of leaf design capturing the focus of the moment.

In an article by  from DEBORAH BOGLE, SA Weekend in August 5, 2016 10:00pm,

 Deborah said “In a recent column I airily dismissed hanging baskets as a tizzy throwback to the ’70s
she continued to say “and, it seems, hanging baskets are enjoying something of a revival“.


From the streets of Victoria BC, the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia,
and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast,
where hanging baskets have been hung every June
to celebrate the start of their summer since 1937.
The trademark display attracts visitors from all  over the world.


There are numerous reasons to have hanging baskets.

bring the outdoor inside
a way to add eye-level colour to decks and porches
a much loved favourite featuring plants
And the Aussie favourite hanging baskets in trees

And there are plenty of instructions showing how to assemble,
pot and best plants to use,
all you have to do is choose where to hang them and what to plant in them.