We received this hanging planter as a hand-me-down gift in the spring. It is not very big, and rather shallow, so we found the smallest draping plant at the garden store, and hoped for the best. To our surprise, the plant seems to be doing pretty ok.
He lives next to a sunny window in the living room. We don’t think he is growing very quickly, but we drilled a hole in the wall for him, so the least he can do is stay green. I water him with a couple ice cubes every week, which I hope cools him down in the hottest part of the day. He adds a touch of green sophistication to the wall, so hopefully he will stay around for awhile.
This is the little kitchen window. It used to have a baby plant sitting up there. I miss it. Uck, it looks so ordinary without it, there is too much light getting in, I can’t stand it another minute, let’s put the plant back up there. But this time, we are going to do it right.
We have a big hanging planter. If it fell down and smashed my teapot, I would cry crocodile tears. We found the stud in the wall, and screwed in an eye hook. We got the one that holds like 40 pounds, so hopefully that is strong enough. An s hook was added to make the hanging possible.
Hang the planter from the wall hook, and we can hear the plant sigh in relief to be back soaking up that vitamin D.
Its summer housekeeping over here this week. We’re cleaning and sprucing up some things on our to-do list, since its too hot to do much else in the garden.
Upon our kitchen window sill sat the cutest little plant. But that cute baby plant has grown into a gigantic monster that is spilling over and threatening to topple off the ledge.
We are going to upgrade him to a real life hanging planter. We will need some potting soil, the planter, and the plant.
The pot has holes in the bottom for drainage already, so that is convenient. We’ll fill it with some potting soil.
Now we’ll place the plant in the soil, gently loosening roots as needed.
Tuck some more nice, cozy soil around him, and give him a drink of water.
So much more space to spread out and grow! Now to hang him by the window.