What is it about hanging baskets that gives them their universal appeal? Hanging flower baskets fall under the realm of container gardening, yet this gardening niche offers something more than most containers. Hanging baskets bring petite flowers to eye level, where they can be examined, smelled, and touched. Hanging baskets bring beauty to the otherwise dull real estate of walls and rafters. Hanging baskets focus on the plants, not the containers, and sometimes one can’t be sure if a container even exists under all of those trailing flowers.