Balcony Gardening!

Oct 20, 2011

I lived in Europe for 10 years (the above balcony shots are pics from a recent trip to London)–and one thing that I learned over there is that Apartment living and small-space living does not mean that you can’t have a garden. When you’re working with a tiny space, vertical gardening is the best way go. Leave the floor space for a little patio table and chairs– and let your walls do the growing.

One of my favorite ways to use Pockets is the saddle-bag style (top, right photo). If you tie two Wallys together back to back with zip ties and hang them over your balcony railing, you can enjoy the beauty of your Pocket garden from indoors and out. The saddle-bag living railing is so quick and easy to do (takes literally seconds) and it’s truly a space saver.

As the winter approaches, try planting flowering kales, sages and pansies in your Pockets. Pockets are great for the winter as they keep your plants cozy and Pockets, unlike many ceramic, plastic and terracotta pots, will not crack in the cold. Now that’s cool.

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