Beautify the balcony with plants – 24 ideas for balcony design.
Even the smallest balcony can be seen as a pretty garden. Hanging baskets and planters can blur the main lines of the railings etc while vines and creepers can transform the bare walls into a real live painting. If there is not enough space on the balcony, you can also arrange your flowers in pots or even surround the whole balcony with groups of beautiful plants. We've put together some ideas for the design of the balcony and suggestions for a balcony decorated with plants.
Great ideas for the design of your balcony.
Balconies are small, usually of simple design and making maximum use of their space is constantly recommended. If you rearrange the plants on the balcony, make sure you are aware of where the sunny and shaded areas are during the day. More specific conditions such as direction and strength of the wind and the drainage also need to be considered.
Ideas for designing and decorating the balcony.
Potted plants in high numbers on a balcony require adequate support. You should also check your pots every few years to ensure that the support is still stable. You may well be better off with a wooden planter rather than many different potted plants. Flowers have more space in the planter and so are sure to grow better. When planters are identical and arranged linearly they can act as a decorative frieze. In modern minimalist design identical containers are often placed in a row. In lieu of flowers you can use hedges or straight grass.
Arrange flower pots vertically.
Flowering shrubs provide a quick and effective way of introducing intense color to a design. Most balcony plants in containers can be planted alone or in combination with low shrubs such as evergreens and small conifers. At the bottom edge of the balcony flowers always work well, popular choices are Nasturtiums, Begonias and Semperflorens. Ageratum is average height, Gazania, Lizzie worker, Factory Ash, Snapdragons and Zinnias again have some height to them. Petunias, Lobelia and Verbena are very suitable in baskets or boxes, either alone or in combination with evergreen plants.
Small cozy balcony.
Interesting effects can occur if you combine plants with culinary herbs, perennials and vines. Pea Tendrils is a species of climbing plant and is very popular because of its beautiful colors, wonderful fragrance and long flowering period. Geraniums are perennial evergreen plants which originate from South Africa. Because Geraniums flower in early summer to late autumn they are very suitable for use in containers, hanging baskets and boxes. In winter, however, Geraniums should still survive on the balcony.
Folding furniture for a small balcony.
The shape, style and material of the floral container plays an important role in the overall composition. An old planter in ceramic or metal can be mysterious and minimalist. Plastic containers can be completely covered over by falling leaves or flowers.
When it comes to potted plants you need to be careful when you have limited space. These plants also grow more slowly than those in a garden and rarely reach their full potential size. Now and then you must transplant these plants to a bigger container and change the soil when you do so. Since the nutrients in the soil of a potted plant are obviously limited regular watering and adding fertilizer frequently are essential chores. This is especially important in summer when the soil dries out more quickly!
Building a wooden planter.
Carpet and maximum comfort.
Small, beautiful green balcony.
Garden and BBQ.
Grow strawberries on the balcony.