Make a Hanging Plant Easier to Water
My 2012 gardening resolution is to water my plants, and that includes (obviously) the hanging plants on my porches. I dislike watering my hanging plants so much that I started researching last summer if I could buy artificial hanging plants, at least for our front porch where the plants get scorched by the afternoon sun. The problem is that I’m not tall enough to reach the hanging plants so I have to trek around to find a stool and then drag it around, which annoys me to no end.
As part of my plant watering resolution this year, I bought hardier hanging plants for the front porch this year (ferns) and I also rigged up a system to make the plants hang lower on the porch so I can water them without needing a stool. All it took was creating a loop out of a thick wire (from an old survey stake that had lost its neon flag), and hooking that onto the hook on top of the porch, and hooking the plant into the loop. Ingenious. Easy. And very effective.
And here’s the end result: left (with the new wire) and right (old school)