Looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your patio, front porch or deck railing? Hanging vertical planters can look stunning without taking up a lot of space – but – permanent fixtures can get expensive.
If you want a cheaper planting solution, take a look at these hanging flower pouches I just found. Not only are they easy to set up and affix to handrails, overhangs, fences or walls – but they are cheap too. Note to self: great party decorations for a backyard barbecue!
More Benefits to Using Flower Pouches:
- Easy to Move: Since they are not permanent, they are simple to move if you need to water them, replant or relocate your hanging garden.
- Tough and Durable: These may look like measly little bags, but each one has UV protection and can hold up to 40 pounds! If your plant grows large or requires lots of soil and water – no worries!
- Lots of Plants: Each package includes 12 pouches, and each pouch has 10 pre-cut slits for inserting your starter plants. You could decorate your entire front porch, walkway and backyard patio with a single kit!
- Versatile: Pouches can be hung pretty much anywhere. In addition to your typical wall, fence or overhang, they can be use on things like lamp posts, mail boxes, deck railings, trellises and more. You can even place several pockets together to create a living wall or privacy screen.
- “Hangers” Included: Each bag has its own handle, so all you need are wall hooks or nails to hang your planters on. This translates less hardware and materials to buy…
- Healthy Growing Environment: The breathable and draining fabric is ideal for flowers and greens that require drainage. Oxygen can easily penetrate and aerate the soil as well. Happier plants typically results in more flowers and healthier looking foliage, less maintenance and money saved.
- Handy Herb Garden: Take one bag and turn it into a 10-herb vertical garden. It’s super easy and compact, and you can cook with fresh herbs year-round (for cheap!)
4 More Pouch-Planting Tips:
1. Now, you will need to buy your own plants and soil. My suggestion: choose a variety that grows quickly and fills out so that the pouch disappears behind the greenery (like you see in the photos). Impatiens and petunias are a popular choice, and I also like spider plants because they are such a hardy plant and look nice year-round.
2. Keep in mind the location where you will hang your mini vertical garden. Full sun will cause the soil to dry out quickly, so shady or partial shade locations can often work better (and require less watering).
3. Fertilizer is also important for container plants, especially hanging containers that receive more exposure. Proven Winners Plant Company has some good tips, including using a controlled-release fertilizer.
4. It may seem obvious, but make sure that the beams, fences, railings or other structures can support the weight of your pocket planter. =)
The Flower Pouch is a simple solution for busy people who want to grow herbs or flowering plants in their yards.
Switch plants out seasonally for a festive look or create mini gardens for your friends as gifts. They are easy to make, inexpensive and one-of-a-kind.
Don’t forget: they are also a bright and cheerful way to freshen up a patio for a party or special event…