I groupon-ed the other day and ordered these upside down planters. My pepper plants needed to be thinned in the pot they were in, so I moved three into the three hanging planters. So far they have survived the transplant, now to see how this upside down growing goes.
All of this is working towards my vision of how my patio should be. We are not there yet, but maybe, just maybe we will be by July 4 when I plan on having a little party. We will see!