Design

DIY Bamboo Trellis

DIY garden trellisTrellises are not expensive balcony garden design materials to purchase, but cheaper trellises are not organic and often are not pleasing to the eye. There are many more expensive trellises that are beautifully intricate, but you may want to save a few bucks and make your own trellis with an organic feel. To read about the container plants that you can grow up trellises, read "Balcony Container Gardening Design: Using Climbing Plants." 

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Apartment Garden Lighting Solutions

Apartment lightingIn a small, intimate space like a balcony garden, lighting plays an important role in garden design. If you are one of the few lucky apartment dwellers who have an electrical outlet outside, then you have many choices for lighting. All-white Christmas lighting, either large or small bulbs, give a romantic feeling to a balcony garden. Even flexible LED strip lighting is an attractive option. 

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Decorating the Balcony for Christmas

Christmas decorations pine treeJust because you don’t have a yard to decorate with animatronic light-up deer and blow-up snowmen doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your apartment garden for Christmas. Apartment-dwellers with balcony gardens can use the following ideas for making their balconies festive during Christmas time.

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3 DIY Mini Greenhouses

Plastic Bottles GreenhouseYou can buy a mini greenhouse at your local garden shop or even at an IKEA store, but if you just want to start some seeds or grow small but delicate container plants, choose one of these DIY mini greenhouses that you can make yourself.

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20 Plants for Espalier Growth

Gardenia flowerMany plants can be trained to grow as an espalier, which is a plant that has been trained so it grows flat against a wall instead of having a bushy shape. Espalier plants are not only decorative, but they also save space in balcony container gardens.

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