If like me you live in an apartment in a high-rise building, have a small open space (balcony, roof garden perhaps) but still love gardening, there is hope yet!!! You can have a nice looking green space by having a container garden. You can mix a variety of flowering and non flowering plants in a single container or have a few potted plants in a container. A few images to inspire you to get started. There are a few images from my own garden!!
How about using an old wire basket lying unused in the kitchen to store a few potted plants…….. Image from my balcony garden!!
I found this basket in a car boot sale for £2…….
This set of 4 rustic pots in a wire basket is adorable and with succulents in them will need minimal care…… http://www.windowbox.com
How about an innovative bicycle planter with pots if you have the space? It will definitely be a conversation starter….. http://www.houzz.com
How about using a plastic crate to house all your succulent beauties????
This blue plastic crate is a gift from the cafe manager in my last workplace, he was happy to have someone use it…..otherwise it would have gone to the recycle bin!!! Image from my balcony garden….
An old wok from my kitchen which we were not using……my coriander wok now….:)
How about putting the tiny pots in an old wooden box like this? The neighborhood wine store or super market might give some way for free or ask for some small change……. http://www.mommysavers.com
If you do not like the old wooden crate look, spruce it up with a coat of paint, try different patterns for a more stylish finished look…. http://www.pepperdesignblog.com
Don’t have a balcony or roof garden…..a window sill planter is also a container garden!!!
You can grow herbs in cans…..it can be done on a shoestring budget, is environment friendly and also looks good!! http://www.shoestringmag.com
When the kids outgrow their boots, do not throw them, re-use them as planters!!! how-to-recycle.blogspot.com
Even if you grow a few herbs in some recycled cans and place them on the windowsill, that constitutes a container garden. Reusing and recycling is good for the planet and a few flowers grown anywhere can put a smile on anyone’s face…….
I have written an earlier post about growing succulents in containers, that will give you loads of ideas too. So happy growing!!