Design

Using the Color Theory to Choose Flower Colors

Color wheelSimple color theory is easy to use when choosing complementing flower colors for the garden. Fortunately for those of us who can’t match our own clothes, the color theory is very useful when choosing colors for the garden.

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Container Topiary Gardens

T-rex dinosaur topiaryThere are some beautiful topiary sculptures out there, some as large and intricate as this life-size T-rex topiary at the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, New York. But most balcony garden topiaries shouldn't be intricate, and especially not large, because space is at a premium in the balcony garden.

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Clearing Out the Clutter on the Balcony

garden clutterBecause space is at such a premium in the apartment balcony garden, you will need to clear up any clutter you have on your balcony. You can always maximize space by planting vertically (which you can achieve with this DIY plant shelf), but there may be some other items in your balcony garden that you can do without.

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How to Choose a Suitable Recycled Plant Container

Recycled plant potA plant container can be pretty much any object that holds potting soil and that can have drainage holes drilled into it. You no doubt have seen photos of (or in real life) plants growing out of an old boot. Even old bathtubs or troughs can be used as plant containers.

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A Maintenance-Free Balcony

Outdoor balcony furnitureThere is no such thing as maintenance-free, but you can have a good-looking balcony and not have to worry about maintaining it. If you are living in an apartment for a short time or if you have a black thumb and don’t want to keep plants, there are some things that you can do to have a nice apartment balcony ambience without all the fuss. Here are three maintenance-free balcony ideas. 

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