With these creative urban gardening ideas, you won’t need a backyard to enjoy a bit of garden bloom. Check out how other city slickers get their dose of spring blossoms and fresh herbs straight from their balcony, window sill, bare walls and other nook and crannies in their little city abode.
Plastic bottle window sill garden by The Winged Palate
Vertical pocket herb garden by Urban Garden Casual
Hanging urban garden by Shoebox Dwelling
Window farm as featured on Gizmag.com
Tin can wall inspiration by Flores Del Sol
Indoor tin can gardens by Architects for Life
Modern balcony planter idea
Have you tried any of these in your own little city abode? Which one appeals to you the most?
SoundEagle says: It would have been even more impressive if vertical gardening were to be implemented all along the blank white wall on the left side of the building.
Labor day weekend is here which means school is already in full swing and autumn is just around the corner. Fall is the best time to utilize planters as focal points in the garden. As perennial beds start to die back and the days grow shorter, a spicy mix of foliage can revitalize a bland landscape. Break out of the mindset of only using “annuals” for seasonal displays. I achieve the most striking plant combinations when I mix plants from different hardiness zones.
For early autumn, mix Codiaeum variegatum ‘Johannah Coppinger’or Fluffly Ruffle Fern with Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’, Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’ and Carex pensylvanica. Finish off this gorgeous display of textures and variegated foliage with Viola x wittrockiana ‘Delta Pure Yellow’ for a pop of color that will send your planter over the top.
The Croton and the Fluffy Ruffle Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) are not hardy in the Northeast. I would absolutely recommend…
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Attention all real estate agents, homeowners and investors looking to sell a property with outdoor space… check out this video as we transform a rooftop garden in preparation to list the property for sale.
Outdoor spaces often get the short end of the stick when it comes to staging and it’s a missed opportunity to maximize the appeal of the property. Jeffrey talks about staging this rooftop garden on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and gives pointers on design items to consider to successfully show off a garden or patio.