One of my many pet peeves around the holidays is the use of hanging baskets filled with branches and boughs. Now don’t get me wrong … I’m all for adding a little green to the front of the house, and using the existing hooks on the porch or on each side of the door is a great way to do it. Just make sure you do it right.
The reason hanging baskets look so good in the summer months is partially due to the trailing ivies and sweet potato vines that dangle down the sides. This hanging element creates a vertical line and fills the space (and hides the bottom) of the planter. I think the holiday baskets also need a hanging element instead of just a bunch of branches sticking out the top.
So here are two simple ideas for you to try at the front of your own home this year.