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Balcony Gardening

 

 

 

balcony gardening - Fr. Quarter

Plants can add privacy and add a design touch all your own to a balcony no matter how large or small.

You can use plants to create some screening between you and the rest of the world without taking up precious floor space.

If you have a balcony, you can introduce trailing foliage in railing and horse trough planters along the railing.  If feasible, fill hanging baskets with cascading foliage and trailing plants, then suspend them from a ceiling or building facade.

All natural coco liners used with wire and metal planters, stands and hanging baskets exhibit a lighter, open design style that fits well into a smaller space while the rich, natural color of coconut fiber complements the beauty of any plant. For a different look, porous coco liners also let you grow trailing plants so they emerge from the liner through the sides of the decorative basket.


Coco Liners - hanging basket plantsCoco liners keep soil in and aid in keeping it moist, plus, coco is naturally resistant to insects, bacteria, fungi, mold and diseases. Known for their excellent drainage and aeration properties, coco liners promote visibly better, faster plant growth by rehydrating easily while preventing root rot.

If you do have enough space, add floor planters and plant stands in varying heights around the perimeter or in a corner. An excellent design element is the modular vertical planting system now available that utilize stacking planter boxes for flowers and foliage. These versatile modular units come in varying heights and widths and can be configured to create screens of living plants to add privacy and style to apartment and condo balconies, as well as to decks and patios.

Living in an apartment or condo doesn’t mean you must forgo the pleasures of gardening, of enjoying the beauty of greenery, or expressing your design style. Just look around, there are decor items made especially for you that can keep flowers and foliage a part of your life.

 

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