Asked on Apr 06, 2018

How to arrange flower pots and hanging baskets

I have two sets large flower pots (3 each) that I'd like to have help with arranging them in a long bed in front of my home, or possibly putting them on a small paver patio. I would like to display them along with a couple of hanging baskets and would appreciate tips on how best to do this. Thanks!
q how to arrange flower pots and hanging baskets
Flower bed going to paver patio
q how to arrange flower pots and hanging baskets
the other side of the same flower bed going toward a swale
  10 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 06, 2018
    1. Select a location for your flower pots where they can provide the most visual interest. ...
    2. Place the largest and tallest of your pots in the spot where you want the eye drawn to the most, then group a few smaller pots around this large pot. ...
    Adjust the height of the pots if necessary to bring them closer to eye level.

  • Emily Emily on Apr 06, 2018
    What about against the house? Can you take a picture of that view?

    • Lavern Cariota Hall Lavern Cariota Hall on Apr 06, 2018
      On the other side of the sidewalk are small stones surrounding our condo (about 12" in width). Not much space for the size pots I have. I put out three smaller baskets (on the stones) of geraniums that looked nice. We cannot have plants up again the condo itself (HOA rules).

  • Geew Geew on Apr 06, 2018
    Many alternatives:

    Either use the planters you have if they can accommodate a post, or build new ones and place the pots around the patio area you show to frame it out.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 06, 2018
    Since you have groups of three I would keep them grouped like that since any odd number in any type of group is the most interesting. (For some reason, our brain tries to pair up even numbered groups, which makes for a very boring arrangement!). You can spice the groups up by placing the three pots in different heights (stack them on bricks or boards). Do this for both sets of pots and you will have a very interesting and beautiful arrangement. Pots really should not be placed in beds.

    • Lavern Cariota Hall Lavern Cariota Hall on Apr 06, 2018
      I really do like having the pots at different heights and agree with the odd number of grouping. Have you found any combinations of plants that were especially pleasing?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 06, 2018
    for interest use different height using pots turnover plant stands, old chairs etc.

  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 06, 2018
    If you place your pots in the beds may want to get a stepping stone to set them on will help preserve pot. Cluster them and put like colors in them, this will make more of an impression.

    • Lavern Cariota Hall Lavern Cariota Hall on Apr 06, 2018
      I agree with you about stepping stones as they would not only preserve the pot, but add some visual appeal. I just purchased 3 shasta daisy plants from QVC that will grow in pots and they will be prolific growers and fill the pots completely. I hadn't thought of taking them and putting them all in a grouping. Thank you for this idea. :-)

  • Sassy Sassy on Apr 06, 2018
    To hang pots, you can buy metal shepherd's crook hangers that go down into the ground or make the cool ones out of wood that Geew has pictures of. Clustering flowers in clumps is more visually appealing, so put your pots around the base of your hanging pots. Lynn is right, protect the pots you put in the flower bed with something that keeps them out of direct contact with the dirt/mulch.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 06, 2018
    This is a really easy way to buy and arrange plants for need a filler (your main plant --- in the center of the container), a thriller (a taller plant placed behind the main plant) and a spilled (a plant that hangs down and trails) from your local nursery since they only stock what thrives in your region. Either bring a container with you or a photo to show the salesperson.


  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 06, 2018
    A Filler...a Thriller....and a Spiller

  • Lavern Cariota Hall Lavern Cariota Hall on Apr 07, 2018
    Thank you.