Perhaps one of the most recent ideas in gardening is the idea of balcony gardening. This idea has helped many people who were previously unable to garden because of their lack of yard space. Many live in a condo or apartment, yet even single family homes can sometimes lack the yard space required for a garden. People across the world are now transforming their balconies into gardens. This relevant concept gives new hope to aspiring gardeners and master gardeners alike!
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Creating a balcony garden can be fun and fulfilling. However, sometimes the hardest part is getting started. Below are some amazing balcony garden designs. As you look through them, pay close attention to the designs you are drawn to. It may be helpful to have an idea of how you want to use your balcony space. Do you want a flower garden, vegetable garden, outdoor living space, or all of the above?
Some balconies are created to compliment the existing home design and decor. One factor to consider is your available budget. With many balcony garden ideas, you can create a fabulous space without spending much money! Another thing to think about is how much sunlight your balcony receives. This can help determine the plants you choose. Finally, what time of the day will you use your new space? For a balcony used mainly in the evenings, you may want lighting on your balcony. With adequate planning, you can create a beautiful balcony garden designed to serve your gardening needs.
1. Sunny Side
This balcony garden is sunny and bright! Citrus trees love the sun, making a sunny balcony the ideal location for growing your own fruit. This creative balcony garden proves you do not need matching pots to be a stunning area. The plants are offered protection from the sun by the white umbrella secured to the balcony railing. From the collection of play toys to the red and white striped fabric shade, this is also a space to share with a child. The addition of the hanging light over the café table allows this balcony to be used even at night!
2. Scrap Wood
Simplistic and rustic describe this balcony garden. Using the vertical space, this garden combines rustic wood elements with light creating a cozy space. This design can be replicated with two wood pallets or even scrap wood from previous projects. Simply repurpose the wood for flower boxes! Since this design uses only the wall, it allows the balcony floor to stay clean and saves valuable floor space. The tea light candles invite warmth and romance into an otherwise boring space. Depending on your skill level and home decor, this balcony garden may be the perfect design for your home’s balcony garden.
Is a tiny yard and garden on your balcony possible? When creating a balcony garden design you can have both! Using AstroTurf on your balcony floor, you are able to create a yard in the city or on your apartment balcony. Colorful, yet edible kale is showcased in wooden crates. Hanging garden boxes provide additional growing space on the balcony railing in this design. With the predominantly green landscape, the pop of fuchsia color from the flower is a nice addition. Even the tiny herbs have a home in the small terra cotta pots lining the side of this balcony!
4. Vertical Terra Cotta
Never underestimate the power of hooks when balcony gardening. They are great for hanging baskets or hanging terra cotta pots. This design uses simple eye hole hooks and connects the pots using metal rods, washers, and bolts. The beauty of this design is found in staggering the pots to add visual interest. The metal rods create a sort of rain chain between the pots allowing the water to flow from the top down. Therefore, by watering the top, you can save water from draining out onto the ground. This design would work equally well for flowers or herbs.
5. Modern Comfort
Modern meets comfort in this beautiful balcony garden decor. Elements of home design have been carried through to this balcony. When combining home design with the outdoors, it’s important to bring home décor to the space. With the pillow, blanket, and serving tray this balcony garden has done just that! Aside from the wicker chair, this space doesn’t feature typical outdoor furniture. A stool is used as a plant display and a rope covered ottoman keeps the home décor feel alive. Keeping with the theme, the rug breaks up the modern gray on this balcony adding yet another visual element of comfort.
6. Culinary Creations
This balcony garden idea proves you can grow a wide variety of edible food and herbs in a small space. Using a wooden pallet and chalkboard paint this culinary creation can be at your fingertips. When planning a vertical balcony garden, be sure to drill holes in the bottom of each level to allow water to pass through. This simple revision will keep your plants from developing root rot and prolongs the life of the wood. Also, when using pallets for edible gardening, make sure the wood hasn’t been treated with a wood preservative as this can leach into your plants.
7. Tiny space, Big color
Bright colors bring emphasis to this tiny balcony garden design. This bland wall was transformed into a creative work of tangible art using well placed colorful pots. Matching plant markers keep the plants organized without attracting too much attention. The wood on the balcony floor visually blends with the home’s wood floor bringing the home’s design outdoors. A brightly colored ottoman blends perfectly with the pots further enhancing the home’s décor. Furthermore, a net around the balcony allows the door to be open ushering in fresh air and an unobstructed view from the home, without the fear of birds or leaves flying in.
8. Private Oasis
This private oasis was constructed using a creative balcony garden design. Placing the plants around the balcony edge in taller pots creates privacy while taking advantage of the existing tree. By bringing floor pillows and a blanket into this design, this balcony becomes an extension of the home. The rattan rug and rope covered ottoman compliment the bamboo chairs. Using these complimentary pieces conveys an island feel in this secluded balcony space. The wood has been stained a dark gray providing the perfect canvas for the balcony garden decor. And, of course, the water pitcher is an invitation to sit and relax.
9. Upcycled Garden
A raised garden is created here using a repurposed wooden crate. The height allows for easy care of the plants without bending. With a few simple modifications, you can have a nice raised garden on your balcony. To find free wood crates you can check with small automotive, motorcycle, lawn and specialty shops. They usually have parts shipped in them. Grocery stores also use food crates for produce and wine. By filling the lower half of the bed with empty milk jugs, two liter soda bottles, or unusable pots, you can save money by cutting down on the amount of dirt you need.
10. Home Extension
Functionality at its best describes this balcony garden idea. Bringing traditionally used indoor pieces to this space gives this balcony an indoor room feel. Flowers are grown in baskets as well as garden boxes. A citrus tree is growing in a metal bucket and flowers are blooming in the recycled wooden crate. Herbs and flowers are decorating wooden shelves and an old wooden chair seats a beautiful pink flower in the corner. Small home decor touches such as the tablecloth and vase of flowers give this balcony a café feel. The extension of the awning adds to the tearoom ambience.
11. The Secret Garden
Sometimes you need a retreat you can escape to. This serene balcony garden is reminiscent of a secret Victorian garden with the ivy growing along the stone wall. Including a stone angel statue further confirms the feel. Growing trees in pots is a great way to add vertical elements. This design also incorporates stacking pots for added height. In this balcony garden design, rosemary is in bloom creating a delightful smell as well as adding a touch of purple color. The modest café table ensures a nice place to sit for coffee, tea, or simply a place to rest.
12. The Hanging Garden
Garden balconies do not require a large footprint to be effective. When creating a balcony garden in a narrow space, hanging pots and baskets are key. This design allows many plants to grow in often neglected overhead space. Attaching planters to the balcony railing is another brilliant idea as it doesn’t require additional space. The end of this balcony has been reserved for floor space with a few pots on the floor. Because most of the garden is grown above and on the side of this balcony, there is room for a set of chairs and table maximizing the usefulness of this small space.
13. Italian Flair
Inspired by an Italian window garden, this colorful balcony proves you can make a dramatic impact in a small space. Although there isn’t enough room for a table or chairs, this beautiful display of showy petunias is a showstopper. Window boxes are hung on the outside of the balcony where they can easily be seen from below. This design incorporates smaller pots on the inside of the balcony floor to grow greenery. By adding the greenery, a nice backdrop is provided for the petunias creating a seamless flow. Even the wall behind the balcony was used to display the beautiful flowers.
14. Deck Balcony
If a backyard deck is what you desire, consider adding wood deck tiles to your balcony garden design. This can be installed over your existing balcony floor with relative ease by a DIYer. Using neutral tones and different textile textures maintains the integrity of this peaceful, low key space. The patio fruit tree growing out of the galvanized can proves everyday objects can make fabulous planters for your balcony garden decor. By adding only one shade of purple flower to this design in matching galvanized containers, this balcony garden has a light and airy feel to it.
15. Rail Garden
If instant color with minimal work is what you are hoping for, you may want to check out the balcony rail planters. They use no tools or skills to install and are available in different colors. Simply decide on what flower, herb, or vegetable to plant and you are done! Besides the ease of these planters, the next best thing is their portability. If you have an area that receives too much hot sun mid afternoon, you can move the planter to the other side of your balcony. You also have the ability to bring the planter indoors to water it.
16. Petite, Yet Hardy
Bigger is not better in this petite garden balcony. If you like plants, yet have a hard time keeping them alive, you are not doomed to raising artificial plants! Try growing succulents and cactus. They are both hardy, drought tolerant plants. This design is unique in that the planters are facing towards the home allowing for viewing from inside. If you are looking for edibles in your balcony garden, try growing basil, mint, and cilantro. They are hardy type herbs that require minimal maintenance. The pink flamingo is incorporated into this balcony garden decor adding just a pop of fun color!
17. Economy Friendly
If your balcony garden vision is more rustic, consider using wood boards as your canvas. They can be stained any color and to your liking, creating a custom look. This garden looks exceptional when the home’s design is rustic. By using many wood covered planters, the decor element is uninterrupted. This garden balcony uses ferns, succulents, and greenery as its foundational pieces. The occasional sprinkling of color keeps this garden balcony interesting and is a visually welcomed surprise. Resembling a forest floor, this design takes on the form of a living wall and can compliment the home’s preexisting decor.
18. Colorful Shade
For a clean look, try shelving on your balcony. Shelves can keep your pots symmetrical and orderly. If you choose to have a cleaner look, be sure to pick out pots with a similar style. The pots on this balcony garden give the balcony a nice element of color without being overbearing. Take into account the amount of sunlight your plants will receive when choosing plants for your balcony garden. If your balcony is fully covered, shade lovers may be your key. The tile on this balcony only enhances the clean, orderly look while the stools on either side of the shelves seal the symmetrical design.
19. Zen Garden
This peaceful balcony garden idea incorporates water as its focal point. Incorporating water into your balcony garden gives you a refreshing retreat. By using only green plants on this balcony, the mind is not overly stimulated. Bringing the elements of rock and wood into this balcony garden provide a sense of stability and earthiness. The dark bench blends in with the rest of the wood providing a nice place to sit without distracting from the water feature. This design uses simple candlelight to seal the peaceful ambience making this a relaxing space during the day or at night.
20. Entertainment Balcony
If your idea of the perfect balcony garden includes a fun space to entertain guests, then this design may be for you. Providing several seating choices, complete with a table to set drinks on, is key for entertaining. This balcony garden decor combines several styles of furniture. However, by using white and a few bursts of color, the appearance is more shabby chic than mismatched. The rug is a nice addition to anchor the space and the wood tiles provide a nice contrast to the white furniture. Hanging railing planters and a few pots help complete and soften this entertainment space.
21. A Touch of Country
This adorable balcony garden decor transforms an empty corner into an area that conveys home. This cozy corner also proves you don’t have to spend much on pots to create a nice area. Tying ribbon around the mason jars help dress them up a bit. Yet even the black nursery pots are at home here. For shelving, simply paint a wood pallet. You can find them free at many lumber yards and grocery stores. Or, you can try building your own. Color is key here. This country design works because of the selection of like colored flowers that compliment the shelf.
22. Black and White Simplicity
For a sleek design, try using a monochromatic color scheme. This allows the eye to rest. While not using much color, a monochromatic design is far from boring. Because the brain is not visually stimulated, it provides a sense of rest. Black is often associated with elegance while white conveys cleanliness. When combined they offer a dramatic contrast. Painting the balcony floor white gives the illusion of more space while the striped rug grounds the area for a sense of stability. Even the white flowers and planters keep with the monochromatic scheme for a sophisticated design.
23. Private Cabana
Who doesn’t dream of a private cabana? Cabanas are not just for the beach anymore as this garden shows us. The back wall is covered with a bamboo roll that carries over to the front of the balcony. Bamboo rolls are relatively inexpensive and can be found at most home improvement stores with fencing. The deck adds both height and a sense of a separated space on this balcony while the greenery gives color and contributes to the cabana feel. The bamboo stools and woven reed furniture provide different textures and make a great place to relax with a book or a drink.
24. Tropical Privacy
Privacy is high on this tropical balcony. Vines are growing from pots and trained to grow on an overhead arbor constructed using PVC pipe and bamboo. Once fully enclosed this balcony will have even more of a tropical feel. The addition of a bamboo roll across the balcony railing further ensures privacy. The orange chairs bring color to this space and an overhead lamp provides a warm ambiance at night. The upright plants on the back wall offer vertical gardening interest . Even the white decor sconce has a home here giving the eye a stopping point in this tropical space.
25. Victorian Garden
For a more feminine balcony garden, try using a Victorian approach. The color pink is perfect in this setting providing a sweet and soothing effect. The pink roses set in Victorian style pots provide stability in this quaint space. The English Ivy flows out giving this garden an informal, comfortable feel. Adding a soft pink blanket and fun pillow provide not only comfort, but the design element of texture. A stool showcases the pot of roses adding height to this beautiful little garden. A modest white table and chair provide the perfect spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea.
26. Yard Balcony
If you’ve ever had the desire to walk out of your door and into a park, then this balcony is for you. Different sizes of pots showcase the variety of plants chosen for this space. It appears even a cactus has made its way into this park like design. Clearly no plant is off limits. Potted trees create a park atmosphere while the rocks around the decking keep this design grounded and authentic looking. Shrubbery planted along the balcony railing keep the park feel flowing throughout. This garden design is complete with a park bench and stepping stones.
27. Vegetable Garden
Growing vegetable gardens is a favorite pass time for many avid gardeners. What better way to have vegetables at your fingertips than to grow them on your balcony garden! Terra cotta pots line the rail of this balcony. Each pot houses its own herb. This gardening idea uses the wall to hang plant pots maximizing space. The design uses companion planting on the wall; growing tomatoes and marigolds together is a natural pest deterrent. This wall also is the home to pepper plants. A large pot of geraniums adds a splash of color while emitting citronella oil to keep the bugs at bay.
28. Ammo Garden
Sometimes it pays to think outside the box. But not this time. Fabulous looking herbs are growing in ammunition boxes in this balcony garden. Chains are hung from eye hooks on the balcony ceiling and ammunition boxes are secured to the chain by drilling a hole in each side of the box. They’re attached using a washer, screw, and bolt. Of course drain holes need to be made to prevent root rot. The wood paneled wall provides the perfect backdrop for this display. If you like the idea but are not fond of the rustic appearance, you could always brighten the boxes up using spray paint.
29. Tranquil Blue
Nothing says peaceful like the color blue. It has been proven to lower our blood pressure and heart rate. In this balcony garden, blue takes center stage. The painted wood floor tiles draw your immediate attention giving this balcony an extra dose of tranquility. Matching blue planters keep this design uniform and the pop of yellow breaks up the blue. Thick navy chair cushions and neutral pillows provide comfort ensuring a relaxing experience. The color blue has been used from nurseries to royalty. With this design, it can now be found outside your balcony door.
30. Tiny Garden
Sometimes you just need your own space. You can have it even if you have a small balcony. In a smaller balcony, using overhead and wall space is key. However, a metal wall can pose a challenge when trying to use vertical gardening space. With the right tools you can easily mount metal bars to your wall and attach a few planters. In this garden balcony, peppers, sweet potato vines, fuchsia, lavender, basil, sage, and lemongrass are grown creating a delightful aroma and offering edible advantages! The use of the stool, pillow, and decorative sign create an extension of the home’s decor.
31. Dinner Garden
This balcony garden showcases container gardening at its best. Using only pots, this design utilizes all of the balcony’s outside space allowing for a complete garden. Tomatoes are grown in the corners while peppers and basil line window boxes on the balcony’s edge. Geraniums are also home here keeping pests at bay. Several shelves are used to layer and maximize the space. A complete herb garden is incorporated into this balcony garden. Even a chair holds edible arrangements! The best part of this design is the ability to still enjoy this balcony. The rug showcases the patio table and chairs creating an intimate balcony garden.
32. Outdoor Room
This garden design serves two purposes. One is a balcony garden. The other is an outdoor room. An outdoor mattress is the focal point in this space. The numerous pillows help to make this garden comfortable. Tall plants, coupled with the wood shelving, give this balcony garden a tropical feel. Of course, even in a tropical design, there is still room for herbs as seen in matching pots on the shelf. Wood floor tiles accent this comfortable space. The large candle in a copper bowl resembles a camp fire and casts the perfect amount of light for evening use.
33. In a forest? Or on a balcony?
Potted trees and a wide variety of staggering planted flowers transform this balcony into a forest feel. Dwarf Japanese Maples make excellent potted tree choices for a balcony due to their size and color. The built in table is a nice addition providing a work space without sacrificing limited floor space. Another unique touch is the shelf built on the outside of the balcony rail. This shelf not only concurs with the space, but provides additional planting room in an often overlooked area. A lantern hung on a shepherd’s hook is right at home here completing this wooded balcony garden.
34. Simple Color
Oftentimes the best planters are in plain sight. Sometimes they are even part of our home decor. For this simple balcony garden idea, mason jars are used for growing herbs. The key to using mason jars as planters is to avoid overwatering. The see through design allows you to gauge this fairly well. A metal wash bucket, sitting on a repurposed end table, has been transformed into a rustic planter. A healthy Arrowhead plant is beautiful on the plant pedestal. The plant’s vibrant pot coordinates well with the mason jar hanger while a fun metal lizard on the wall compliments this space.
35. Highlighted Wood
When using your balcony for culinary purposes, you will generally be growing lots of greenery. Because the pots are neutral colored, the natural element of wood is highlighted here. This culinary design uses the wood as a growing area in this garden. From the stair step shelves to the horizontal wood slats, there is enough space for many varieties of herbs. This idea also incorporates a few pops of color keeping this garden from becoming too boring. To protect your edibles from birds or other creatures, consider installing netting along your balcony. After all, your garden is a labor of your love!
36. Outside the box
If you crave a place to rest or even look at the stars, this balcony garden idea may be ideal for you. Complete with a living plant wall, this balcony is enclosed with screen protection. The hammock makes a perfect place to nap or read a book. This balcony also has a home design element incorporated into it, complete with wood tiles, providing the perfect outdoor room. When using home decor to decorate an outdoor balcony, think outside the box. This design uses a dresser, art work, tall candle holders, and overstuffed pillows to marry the indoors with the out.
37. Succulent Garden
Perhaps one of the easiest plants to grow are succulents. They grow in poor soil conditions, tight spaces, and are drought resistant. If you want to have plants, but can’t seem to grow them or you are seeking a low maintenance garden, this is one to try. This design is simple using the same color terra cotta pot with the same type of plant. The consistency in this design keeps it orderly. The pots are joined together with metal rods. In keeping with simplicity, you can take advantage of gravity by watering the top and third row pots thoroughly.
38. Stepping Stones
For an authentic garden feel, try using garden rocks on your balcony floor. Stepping stones are framed here by using darker rocks. The stepping stones guide your feet while adding color and fun. You can even purchase stepping stone kits to create and design your own. Potted plants are right at home on this balcony as well. The fountain in the corner includes the use of water which is both soothing and visually appealing. When decorating your balcony, search for fun pieces such as the elephant flower pot. These details help create a garden that is uniquely yours.
39. Energizing Balcony
For an energizing balcony, consider using bright colors. Red, orange, and yellow create a cheerful balcony garden. Tomatoes are staked and grown in large pots. Peppers and basil have also found a home in this vibrant garden. Companion planting marigolds with the tomatoes provides excellent color as well as pest protection. Even the patio table and chairs are bright and fun on the tiled balcony. However, what makes this design flow so well is the yellow painted railing and wall. By starting with a bright canvas everything else seems to fall in place complimenting the fun color.
40. Bakers Rack Garden
Repurpose a bakers rack by giving it a new home on your balcony. By adding a few plants, you can have an instant garden. Herbs and flowers alike are welcome here and greenery helps soften the edges creating a seamless design. The brick wall provides a nice back drop and a touch of French country. Adding home decor pieces keep the bakers rack from looking out of place. This is a great area to display your bird collection or your birdhouses. You never know, in an area this cozy and quaint, you may attract new residents!
41. Wall Garden
Hanging wall gardens are increasing in popularity. Most are created using succulents. They are a process to get started, but once established, they are virtually maintenance free. To construct a hanging garden, you need to build or purchase a box with a backing. Fill your box with dirt and wire or plastic mesh. This holds the dirt in. Next, plant your small succulents or other plants in between the mesh. Water and leave laying horizontally for several weeks to allow the roots time to establish. If this seems too intensive or you are short on time, consider a prefabricated kit.
42. Serenity Garden
If serenity is what you desire, you may find it with this balcony garden design. Using only greenery allows the space to feel calm by not energizing the senses. This garden has a raised bed running the entire length of the balcony. The boxwood scrubs offer a low maintenance garden while providing a stable feel to this space. One of the key elements of this design is the uniformity throughout. The green planters match as well as the plants. Keeping with the simplistic design, neutral colored chair cushions are used. Solar lights are included for a warm ambiance at night.
43. DIY Hanging Planter
Creativity is alive on this fun balcony. Using painted wooden boards, this creative idea has made gardening space in an unused area. Even the terra cotta pots have been painted. If you are looking for a hanging balcony garden idea, this one is a fairly simple DIY. Eye hooks are used on the wood to hook the chains and hung from the ceiling. Creating this floating shelf system provides more functional space. Another fun idea is to add curtains to your balcony. This can provide privacy as well as shade. However, on this balcony it frames the fun hanging planter.
44. Pallet Garden
Pallet gardening is becoming popular and for good reason. It saves wood from going to the landfill, it’s almost completely ready to go, and it provides an organized planter! First, find a sturdy pallet. Try your local grocery store. Next, staple landscape fabric along the sides, back, and bottom of the pallet. Pull the fabric tight as you staple. Finally, fill the top with dirt and add your plants. You will want to leave your pallet in a horizontal position for a few weeks to allow your plant’s roots to take hold and allow for the dirt to settle before placing vertically.
45. Rose Garden
Roses have long been a favorite flower for gardeners. The smaller varieties grown today make perfect flowers for a floral balcony garden. When shopping for balcony roses, choose ones labeled “patio” or “miniature”. Roses grow best in the sun, but you must remember to water them several times a week throughout the summer months. Choosing white roses gives the design an airy and clean feel. You can also plant a trailing vine with the roses creating a beautiful, delicate look. This balcony rose garden doubles as a herb garden providing both beauty and functionality.
46. Outdoor Living Room
This balcony garden takes outdoor living to a new level. Complete with a full sized sofa, chair, and coffee table, this balcony garden serves as a living room. The wood tiled floor and wall give this balcony a homey feel while the tall trees remind you of your outdoor garden arrangement. Keeping the colors neutral maximizes the appearance of this modern space. Using large planters and several varieties of greenery lend a contemporary, simplistic impression mirroring the home’s design. By combining home and garden design, you create a seamless transition making your livable space larger.
In areas where you must share your balcony, you can still create a bold space. The room divider on this balcony creates a semi-private space and serves as a mounting wall for a trellis. The large pot of purple flowers on the floor contribute to the boldness of this balcony, but the biggest effect is created by attaching different colored pots to the trellis. Even using greenery in the pots doesn’t affect the bold look. Adding a table and chair set complete this balcony garden giving the gardener a place to relax and enjoy their balcony view.
48. Bygone Era
This traditional style balcony is reminiscent of a bygone era. The classic colors provide warmth and comfort while the bird cage hints at a Victorian flair. The area rug, pillow, and side table complete this space. Even a sunbathing chair resembles an indoor chaise lounge on this balcony with the full chair cushion. A Victorian style door is propped against what is probably a storage area door. This simple gesture pulls all of the home decor pieces on this balcony together. The greenery provides foundational design and the patio lights make this balcony garden enjoyable even at night.
49. Asian Garden
Sometimes you just need to get away. This Asian inspired balcony garden idea transports you to another country. The bold fabric and color choices of the pillows are inspired by the Asian cheongsam dress. Tall bamboo columns add vertical interest and serve as planters. By adding the river rock and wood, feng shui design is incorporated into this space. Typical Asian gardens combine greenery, bamboo, and orchids as evidenced by this garden. The arbor above the door provides additional growing space as well as visual interest. Hanging lanterns provide the finishing touches on this Asian themed balcony garden.
50. Hanging Chair Garden
Many balcony gardens include hanging baskets, but this balcony features a hanging chair. Hanging bamboo/ rattan chairs are easy to find on the internet and most include hanging hardware. The floating effect of the chair and table keep this space light and airy. Using light gray on the walls creates the illusion of a larger balcony without feeling sterile. The boxes of herbs are highlighted by the simple wood boards providing a simple, natural backdrop. Adding lights to this garden make it useful at night. By framing this balcony garden with large windows, it can be enjoyed in all seasons.
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Garden balconies can create an abundance of edible crops, greenery, and flowers. As an extension of your home, they have the advantage of being an outdoor room with many uses. Whether using your balcony garden for entertaining, barbecuing, relaxing, eating, reading or even working, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, remember to be respectful to the neighbors below you. They may not appreciate your water pouring down onto them. Next, sun loving plants should go higher and shade loving plants should be protected by placing them lower. Various plant heights will give your balcony garden a private and inviting feel. Be cognizant of your furniture placing when placing plants so you don’t block your view (unless that’s the idea you are going for). Also take into consideration the location of the sun when placing your furniture. If it is too hot and blinding, you may not use the space as you would like.
Finally, check with your landlord before painting, drilling holes, or barbecuing. Some areas have specific building codes. You don’t want to break any rules and have to redo your balcony garden. The idea of a balcony garden is grand, but the reality of having your own private balcony garden is better. With the many creative ideas and designs, you are sure to find something that works in your budget and space. Until next time, happy gardening!