The air is fresh and the sky is blue, which means it’s time to head outdoors and indulge in some newfound spring activities! That means gardening. You don’t have to be a professional gardener to make your own, but balcony gardens are a great way to increase your creativity, pick up a new hobby and spend some time outdoors, all while staying in the comfort of your own CLV Group apartment.

Balcony gardens can range from herbs to florals, and can be completely customized to meet your needs or vision.

Container Gardens

Container gardens are great for balconies because they alleviate the need to plant directly into the ground. Also, there are many different containers that you can use (i.e self-watering) for convenience. Balconera planters are a great minimalist choice as they sit neatly on your balcony rail while adding colour.

Container-Garden

Click here to learn more about the 12 best vegetables to grow in containers.

Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens help to maximize growing potential as you can take advantage of sunny areas! They are also convenient for balcony spaces as they require little room. There are many easy “do it yourself” versions that you can recreate with items you have around your apartment already. Take for example, the colander vertical garden; simple, yet elegant.

Vertical-Garden

Click here to learn how to make your very own colander planter.

Feeling adventurous? Try building a hanging garden by using the below video tutorial:

Faux Gardens + Terrariums

Want the colour and artistic appeal but not the work? Consider creating a faux garden or using alternative materials (rocks, pebbles, soil, wood) to spruce up your balcony. Using faux flowers and plants will still brighten up your balcony while eliminating the need for your attention. Terrariums and air plants are also great DIY gardens that require little or no work and are perfect for inside or outside of your apartment.

Click here to learn how to build your very own terrarium!

Click here to learn how to build your very own terrarium!

NOTE: Please speak with your Property Manager before creating your balcony garden as some restrictions may apply.

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