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October 19, 2021   |   gardening tips

5 Creative Gardening Ideas for Your Balcony

Do you find your balcony as a cozy nest to unwind after a long day? It feels all the more refreshing when you have a few accessories and plants. It creates a healing ambiance that can transform your mood. Did you know that it also acts as a filter to stale and polluted air entering your home? Yes, a balcony garden brings its own set of benefits for your well-being.

Perhaps one of the commonly explored gardening ideas is Balcony gardening. Lately, gardeners across the world are choosing to transform their balconies into rejuvenating gardening spaces.

Well, if you are looking to create a balcony garden but are falling short on space, we have some amazing ideas for you. You don’t actually need a large area; in fact, you can assemble one even in a tiny close-packed space and have the privilege to bask in the freshness of nature whenever you wish to. 

Whether you are a master gardener or an aspiring gardener looking to set up a beautiful garden, we have you covered. This article aims to explore an array of creative gardening ideas for your balcony. By the end of it, you will have the best gardening inspiration for yourself.

  • Morden Mix
An inspiration that brings together nature's touch and modern comfort. Pack your balcony by installing lush planters that bloom all around the year. Add a few herbal plants like lavender, mint, or fennel to make your garden smell as pleasant as it looks. Pick some cushions, outdoor lanterns, and art pieces to complement your style and taste. It also adds a visual element of comfort. Finally, install a hammock or a hanging chair to create that cozy vibe.
 

 

  • Hanging Affair 

You can create this one in a narrow space too. It allows you to make optimum use of the often neglected space on your balcony. Assemble a collection of plants in creative hanging pots or baskets of your choice. You can also make use of the railings in your balcony to install the planters. Add a few chairs and decor elements to the floor space of your balcony. It will create density and sweeten the view.


 

  • Culinary Field

If you are interested in fresh produce, this concept is for you. Use your balcony to grow a variety of edible foods. Utilize the wall space or opt for wall-mounted and stackable planters to suit your urban balcony space. You could also consider shelving. Ensure the shelves are tightly secured to the wall to prevent them from blowing over. Remember that vertical gardening requires drilled holes in the bottom to allow the passage of water. It will prevent your plants from developing root rot and give them a long lease of life.
 

 

  • Rainbow Corner

Accentuate your compact space with a mix of vibrant colors. Don’t worry if you have light backgrounds; the addition of colors will balance it out. You can explore a range of colorful balcony plants and plant holders according to your weather conditions and seasonal availability. Consider adding a net to protect your plants from birds. It will also give you an unobstructed view with a steady flow of fresh breeze. Add your favorite art elements to elevate the look

 

  • Italian Elegance

This idea is the inspiration drawn from the Italian window gardens. It allows you to put together an artistic corner and create a dramatic impact even in a tiny balcony space. For this, you will need to place colorful flowers in large artistic pots. Let’s remember that it will not leave much room to assemble seating arrangements. However, the refreshing view of the gorgeous clematis and petunias will take you to a different world. Don’t hesitate to experiment with a mix of your favorites here.

 

 

Great gardening starts with a collection of essential plants and effective gardening tools. If you are looking for a one-stop shop to grab your essential gardening tools and supplies, check out our wide selection of gardening accessories here (https://www.lifeandhome.com/collections/lawn-garden). Find everything you need under one roof.

Nurture your green thumb and uphold your essence of living in nature by creating an exclusive, Pinterest-like garden in your apartment balcony.

You are just a step away!