With the move to Berlin drawing closer by the day, we’re definitely starting to get a bit more nervous about finding a place to live. Since we’re going to be renting at first, we don’t really have to be tied down to a place for too long. But we also don’t want something which doesn’t fit us at all.
Basically, we’re not 100% if we will even end up with a balcony of any kind, but I figured I would go looking for inspiration anyway, to see what we might be able to do with a small balcony if and when we get a place that has one.
This first idea is one I’ve seen before, but I really like the way they used the various types of flowers to make it more interesting. One could put herbs or strawberries in here, but you need to be really careful about what the pallets may have been treated with in the past to help them hold up longer.
Usually when it comes to putting unusual things in your garden, I tend to error on the side of the less adventurous. But when I saw this idea of putting a dresser in the garden (which can be banged up to begin with but should almost definitely be painted something fun and bold), I totally loved it.
Lowe’s actually has a really smart 4′x4′ raised bed garden which is packed with veggies and herbs. Yes it takes a little bit more space, but I have to say say I love it — and they’re basically just using square foot gardening with some different in each space. If it’s filled and renourished each time with compost and great soil, then you can grow a ton of stuff! The plant list includes: A) Parsley B) Radish C) Beets D) Dill E) Broccoli F) Romaine lettuce G) Scallions H) Peas I) Cabbage J) Arugula K) Carrots L) Swiss chard M) Chives N) Cilantro
Now if we had it our way, and were planning to be there for the long haul, I’m sure we’d end up with something like this. A rooftop oasis of green, lush vegetables, herbs and fruits…and a relaxing space to enjoy as well. But where’s the grill??
Maybe we would just keep it simple and put up something which is fun to look out whether you’re outside the balcony or in. I am curious if they just fill the legs with something like straw or what. But the way it looks up there is just fantastic. And I think it would definitely fly in Berlin!
And now I will leave you with the world’s most precious succulent garden ever…
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