Isn’t this a neat way to container garden? Growing vertically is all the rage these days, and it’s a great option for balcony gardeners. Using your vertical space allows you to free up your floor space for other plants or for a table and chairs. To attach these pots to the trellis, I used a product called Hang-A-Pot.
I actually bought these pot hanging clips a long time ago, but never really found a way to use them on my own balcony. This past weekend Adriana and I were shooting a series of webisodes and one of them was a balcony in LA. As you can see, we found a way to incorporate them there!
The Hang-A-Pot clips are pretty easy to use. You screw the clip into a solid surface and then you slide the lip of the pot underneath the hook of the clip. The pot is then stuck in place unless you angle it at 45 degrees from the clip.
It is a little easier to get the pot into place when it’s not planted, but I tried it out both ways, and it’s not impossible to use the Hang-A-Pot with an already planted pot.
The nice thing about the clips is that they’re invisible when viewed from the front. If you’re going to be using them in a way that can be viewed from the side, you could always use a trailing plant to hide the clip.
Hang-A-Pot clips are 5 for $20 or 10 for $30, that seems like a pretty good deal to me.
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