Do you live in an apartment or condo and like to garden? Our long winters entice us to look for ways to enjoy our beautiful summers as much as possible. In order to accentuate that summer feeling is to create a garden right outside your patio or balcony door.
First thing to consider is the type of weather you, your plants, and your patio will have to withstand. Which direction does your balcony face; how much sun, heat and wind is there? Next, is your garden for relaxation and to enjoy the greenery and colors, or for privacy, or both?
You can make it a DIY project like one of our Aero Drapery & Blind star designer’s, Natalie did! She came upon an old door in storage and turned it into a display for planted pots.
Natalie was looking for a retreat on her city balcony where she could relax with a few friends in an inviting outdoor setting. By bringing in color with a rug, bistro set and beaded chandelier, she is well on her way to completing her additional living space.
Planters and Flooring
There are many other products to consider when creating your additional living space, such as railing planters that come in all different styles whether it be colorful or contemporary. Don’t forget the flooring where you can bring in the outdoors with turf, or bring in color with a rug, or for that calming meditative feel with wood deck flooring that come in panels (check out IKEA). You could use the floor panels in the pattern of a sidewalk or cover the whole space.
Herbs and Vegetables Anyone?
If your’re looking for more of a gardening atmosphere in your limited space, simple box planters with a trellis can fill a wall nicely. For edible gardening, you can make it as fun and simple as a wall planter with herbs and a chalkboard, in case you forget what you planted. A tiered box planter with a trellis lends you more bang for the space, but be sure to check building safety codes for maximum weight variances.
AWWWE the Great Outdoors!
Whether it be for yourself or entertaining, as an city dweller, you too can enjoy the ambiance and tranquility of a green space.
Happy Gardening (and don’t forget the sunscreen)!