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5 Plants for Splashes of Color for Shade Gardens

Angel wings elephant earThere’s no reason for shady balcony gardens to be deprived of color. Different shades of green can be pleasing to the eye, but a splash of color in the balcony garden is always a beautiful addition. These five shade plants are easy to grow and will help bring some color to your balcony garden.

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Jack-O-Lantern Ideas for the Balcony

Stairs Halloween pumpkinsThere are so many creative things you can do with pumpkins. You can paint or carve them, or just set them around your balcony garden or apartment. When working with real pumpkins, keep an eye out for when they start to decay, then throw them away. You can give some pieces of pumpkin to your worm composting bin (not too much or it will kill them!) and throw the rest away.

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10 Inspiring Jack O'Lanterns (Photos)

Carving Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween is a great project, and you can display them by your entrance or in your garden. Make them scary, funny, cute or just plain amazing! Some carvers can create pumpkin sculptures and art, only to have the pumpkin rot away in just a few days.

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Tips for Designing Rooftop Gardens

Rockefeller Center rooftop gardenRooftop gardens are a rarity in urban jungles like New York City. There are so many buildings and people that gardening and plants takes a backseat to offices, stores and living spaces. New York City balconies are rare, but there are some rooftop gardens that people can enjoy.

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5 Steps to Starting Your First Garden

Porch gardenIf you are starting a garden, follow these guidelines to help you create a plan before going out to purchase furniture, plant containers, seeds, plants and anything else you need to create your balcony container garden.

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