Are you lucky enough to have a balcony or patio in your apartment home? Why not take advantage and turn that precious outside space into a growing green garden? Fill it with ferns, palms, flowers and even grow your own veggies. A garden will fill in the space with gorgeous colors and decor.
Be sure to figure out which plants will thrive best depending on whether your garden gets a lot of sun or shade, and where you live in the country. Your local nursery is a great place to start as they usually carry the best plants will grow in your area.
Grow a mix of annuals and perennials to enjoy flowers and plants blooming depending on the season, as well as evergreen plants to keep your balcony green and lively year round. Be sure to get soil that works best for the particular plant that you’ll be growing. Ask for advice at your local nursery on which types of plants need which types of soils.
Tools of the Trade
Gardening Shears for pruning plants and to keep them from overgrowing.
Gardening Tool Kit to mix and transfer soil.
Keep your knees happy while planting with this knee pad.
We love these outdoor brass pots from West Elm!
Gently water your plants with this Golden Plant Mister.
Want to grow from seed? Begin your journey into balcony gardening with these seed starter kits.
Make your garden vertical with these hanging brass pots.