There are many ways that you can utilize the shepherd's hooks in your landscape design. They are truly an effortless way to create height in a garden or flower bed, along a walkway or near a mailbox. Their stake in-ground design also makes them "damage-free" to your landscape, no digging, planting or fussing. All the while, they are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at nearly any hardware store, garden center or made by a local artisan.
In the garden with a hanging plant basket is probably the most common way you'll see a shepherds hook used. The one above is a unique three-piece design, often times the traditional shepherds hook is just one single hook.
Weddings have made these simple ground stake hangers popular. You can hang lanterns or plants, bud vases or string lights at the end of an aisle. Utilize this look in your own backyard to create a guided walkway, line a perimeter or create a little whimsy.
If you're planning to do something like this, look for solar lanterns online. There are many different shapes and finishes. Below, a copper lantern and matching shepherds hook really liven up a flower bed.
Not all shepherds hooks have to be simple though. If you know a local metal worker like us, Arc & Hammer, you can have your own unique shepherds hooks made just for you. The sky is the limit when it comes to designing these simple beauties. Below, an example of a hook that has been designed to replicate branches and leaves stands out from the crowd. We can also imagine doing a cute twist on the center pole, or even having them finished in fun, vibrant colors!
As a friendly reminder, the outdoors are not closed for business and nor are we! You can find Arc & Hammers products at Home Depot –– from our family to yours, we hope that you are staying safe & healthy during the COVID19 crisis. Keep checking in for more updates from Arc & Hammer on unique ways you can incorporate metal accents into your own home and garden designs!