TIPS FOR SUC­CESS

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PRO­VIDE SUP­PORT

You’ll want a 3- to 4-inch steel screw eye hook to sup­port the weight of a hang­ing basket; insert it in a sturdy over­hang or per­gola. To mount a basket on a fence or post, use a plant-hanger bracket with a curved hook.

SIM­PLIFY WA­TER­ING

To water con­tain­ers without hav­ing to take them down, in­vest in a wa­ter­ing wand. (Many are $20 or less.) Or look for planters with built-in reser­voirs to buy your­self some time.

GIVE THEM A SPIN

Turn bas­kets ev­ery week or so to en­sure plants get an even amount of sun. A swivel snap (sold at hard­ware stores) makes this es­pe­cially easy.

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