Balcony Garden Tour

We’ve been in the apartment for 3 months now and so far we’re loving it.  I’ve been a busy gardener purchasing, planting and propagating.  Today I want to share with you a balcony garden tour.

Balcony Garden Tour Fall 2017 by Carmen Whitehead Designs

The balcony is a good size at 12″ x 12″, even with a pillar in the way, I make the most of my space.  This glass and iron shelving unit is a great way to use that vertical space.  I love the way the Elephant Bush trails down on either side.  Just about all of these pots were purchased at Goodwill or Thrift stores and then I drilled drainage holes in them.  This is such an economical way to get unique planters, even a bird cage.

Balcony Garden Tour Fall 2017 by Carmen Whitehead Designs

This bird cage is lined with Sphagnum moss and filled with cactus soil.  The little Gnome and bench adds a whimsical touch.

Balcony Garden Tour Fall 2017 by Carmen Whitehead Designs

This metal staggered shelving unit is from Amazon and a great value and it fits many pots, even heavy ones.  Right now I have my succulent garden dishes, including a talavera mexican pot and a metal fruit bowl that I converted simply by adding a cocoa liner.

Balcony Garden Tour Fall 2017 by Carmen Whitehead Designs

This cup planter is so whimsical with the flower and lady bug.  It’s also the perfect size for this mini house, girl and dog.  I think I may be hooked on fairy gardens!

Balcony Garden Tour Fall 2017 by Carmen Whitehead Designs

Thrift stores are also perfect for finding wrought iron bar carts.  They make great shelves for plants and are weather durable.  The bamboo screen is perfect for more privacy and also for hanging planters or garden art.  

Balcony Garden Tour Fall 2017 by Carmen Whitehead Designs

These 2 wicker chairs are also from thrift stores.  They’ve seen better days, but I love the look of them and they’re still comfortable.  Think outside of the box for plant stands, this still makes a perfect stand for a planter that has mainly trailing succulents in it.

Balcony Garden Tour Fall 2017 by Carmen Whitehead Designs

The Pyrex dish with the mermaid fairies is doing so well on the balcony.  Since it doesn’t have drainage holes I’m very careful about the watering.  You can see the creative process for this succulent garden here.

If you’d like to take a closer look, you can watch this video where I give you more information and plant names…

There you have it friends.  What do you think?  There are still so many plants I want to get, but I think I better get past winter and really take care of the ones I have now.  If you’re wanting to add more succulents to your garden, I would recommend visiting Leaf and Clay.  Many of my succulents came from them and I love their customer service.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Blessings,

 

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