Mounting a shepherd's hook

catlike(7b)March 4, 2006

I am in a situation where I cannot mount anything to the walls/ceiling on my balcony, but I'd like to have something with some height, preferably a hanging basket. I was thinking of taking a tall shepherd's hook and cementing it into a heavy (cement?) pot, such that it would not be knocked over. It sounds good on paper, but I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried it?

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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

My mom has shepards hooks just "planted" in a large pot of soil (plants at it's feet) and then she has tied it to the rails of the deck. She uses hers for birdfeeders.

GGG

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 10:32PM
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catlike(7b)

Maybe I'll go the soil route first and see if that is sturdy enough. Our balcony walls are completely solid stucco, so there is nothing to tie anything around. It's become quite a decorating and gardening challenge. Thanks for your suggestion!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 11:30AM
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maggiemuffin360

Catlike,
Not sure if you went ahead with the shepherd's hook idea; if you didn't would a tripod type of setup work? And with a hanging basket in the center, the foliage and flowers would hide most of the structure.
just a thought....

    Bookmark   April 20, 2006 at 3:48PM
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jiggreen(zone 6b, carlisle PA)

i was at the nursery this past weekend and saw wrought iron shepherd's hooks on freestanding stands. this was at a nice independent nursery, not a big box store and they carry a large selection of wrought iron items. you might want to check around at some of the nurseries in your area and see if you can find something similar.
here is the nursery that i saw the hooks at, i don't know if they do mail order.

:) jiggreen

Here is a link that might be useful: country market nursery

    Bookmark   May 3, 2006 at 8:58AM
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