TIPS FOR SUCCESS
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.
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.