How to Hang Window Boxes and Wall Baskets (Video, 1:28)

How to Hang Window Boxes and Wall Baskets (Video, 1:28)

Learn how to hang window boxes and wall baskets in Pamela Crawford’s video. This hanging system is designed for her side-planted planters, which look full immediately after planting.

Hardware to use:

Fasteners for the window boxes and wall planters are included in the box with window boxes but not with wall baskets.

Wood siding and railings: Hold empty container in place, and drill pilot holes at the bumps in the top rear bar. Then install J-hooks (see on If you prefer to use screws to hold up your container, place one every 12 inches. Wall planters hold well with simple screws at the bumps, but some people prefer the look of J-hooks. See page 14 for buying information.

Masonry: Same as wood siding, but make holes in masonry (with a masonry drill bit) large enough to install plastic anchors for J-hooks. Alternatively, bolts with washers may be used to grip the ‘bumps’ in the containers.

Alternative for railings for window boxes: Brackets ( can be used to hold any size window box. See page 15 for more information on the brackets

Pamela Crawford designs unique planters for and writes gardening books. She is considered one of the best-known container garden professionals in the United States. This video is appropriate for all of that area.

She also designs landscapes in Palm Beach County, Florida. This video is appropriate  throughout Pamela’s service area, including Boca Raton landscapes, town of Palm Beach landscapes, Palm Beach Gardens landscapes, Jupiter landscapes, and Wellington landscapes. These subtropical areas have some of the longest growing seasons for annuals in the continental United States and are ideal for container gardens.

This article is taken from ‘Instant Container Gardens’ by Pamela Crawford.

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