How to make a wall-mounted flower display

I admit it. I have a *slight* flower obsession. I only have a small section of my yard that is an in-ground garden and I use that for garlic and chives that came from my Grandma Susie’s garden before she passed away. The rest of my garden consists of planters and a couple of plant ladders that I built last year.

I’m always looking for creative ways to display more flowers and when I was at Dollarama I came across materials that I thought could work for a wall-mounted display. I needed to consider drainage, the weight and what kind of flowers would work.

I chose taller plants because of the space – from left to right they are:

  • Blue anise sage (also know as salvia)
  • Geranium
  • Lindheimer’s beeblossom (a species of evening primroses; also known as white/ butterfly gaura)

I loved the finished product!


  • Metal hose basket- I found at Dollarama for $4 and it even came with the screw needed to mount it!)
  • Three (3) metal containers- These were $3.50 each at Dollarama. *Note: while in store, make sure that the containers you choose fit in the hose basket.
  • A handful of pea gravel for the bottom of each container
  • Potting mix- enough to fill each container
  • Three (3) plants- one for each container

Tools needed:

  • Drill
  • 3/16″ drill bit (make sure you can use it on metal)
  • Screwdriver/drill bit for mounting the screw


  1. Turn the three metal containers upside down.
  2. Using the 3/16″ drill bit, drill 3-4 holes in the bottom of each container.
  1. Turning the containers right side up, put approximately an inch (1″) of pea gravel in the bottom of each.
  1. Next, add the potting soil. You’re going to want to make sure that you have enough room to put the plant in so only fill about half way. Repeat for each container.
  1. Take your plant, loosen the bottom roots and put into the container. Repeat for each container.
  2. Once the plant is in, fill the rest of the container with potting soil. Pat down the soil to ensure that the plant is secure.
  3. Now it’s time to mount the hose basket. Take your screwdriver/ drill (MUCH easier with the drill!) and find the location that you want to mount the basket.
  1. Keep the screw head 1/4″ – 1/2″ out of the wood. This is where the basket will be mounted.
  2. Put the mounting circle over the screw head and hang.
  1. Add your containers to the mounted basket.
  1. Give your plants a good dumping of water. This will help the roots to develop in the soil. The drainage holes will help the excess water to not pool in the container.
  2. Voila! Your project is done.

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