Flowerpot Mounting Rings: How To Use A Metal Ring To Hold A Flower Pot

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Metal rings for containers, constructed to hold rimmed pots, are a great way to show off plants. Installed securely, the plants will look almost like they’re floating. In general, metal rings for containers are available in sizes ranging from 4 to 10 inches (10-25 cm.), which will accommodate all but the largest flowerpots.

Using a Metal Ring for Containers

Rings, which come with installation hardware, are usually found in black or silver, but they’re easily spray painted to match your décor. If you’re unsure how to use a ring to hold a flowerpot, the following simple ideas may get you started:

  • Freeing up space for more plants? If you’re running out of space for plants, flowerpot mounting rings allow you to take advantage of unused wall space. One or two strategically placed flowerpot holder rings can look lovely and modest, or you can be daring and fill an entire wall with plants.
  • Want handy kitchen herbs placed in flowerpot mounting rings? If your kitchen is warm and sunny, you can fill flowerpot holder rings with herbs, then snip fresh mint, thyme, basil, chives, or oregano anytime, as they’re easily growing right at your fingertips. Otherwise, plant a few annual herbs on an outdoor wall near your kitchen door.
  • Want to use rings for flowerpots outdoors? Rustic wooden fences are tailor made for flowerpot holder rings. If you don’t have a wooden fence, you can construct a vertical plant stand from cedar or old barnwood. Prop the stand against the wall of your house. 
  • Need tips on watering plants in flowerpot holder rings? Take watering into consideration when using rings for flowerpots. Plants need some type of drainage and most will die in soggy soil. You may be able to let outdoor plants drain freely. An attached drainage saucer works well for indoor plants, or you can remove plants from the rings and water them in the sink.
Mary H. Dyer

A Credentialed Garden Writer, Mary H. Dyer was with Gardening Know How in the very beginning, publishing articles as early as 2007.