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Balcony gardening is a growing trend. Check out these 10+ tips to reach your maximum Balconista potential. The good news is– we won’t stop adding to this list. So if you have an idea please email us PlantTraps@gmail.com
TURN YOUR RAILING INTO A TRELLIS
Mandevilla, honeysuckle, clematis and even cherry tomatoes can transform your railing into a lush trellis. If you’re looking for privacy this is the easiest and most beautiful way to create your oasis. The hardest part is cutting them down at the end of the season.
ADD IVY FOR CURB APPEAL
Enhance your planters, even store bought ones, with ivy. A couple of plugs along the edges will quickly grow for dramatic curb appeal. We love vinca and potato vine for this job. For an easy transition into fall decorating simply remove your spent summer flowers and replace with mum.
Adding saucers doesn’t just prevent leaks - it provides an extra well of water for the hottest days. This well will keep your blooms hydrated and make them last longer.
MORE ROOM FOR LIVING
Small outdoor living spaces and small children mean limited space. But we are here to tell you where’s there’s a will there’s a way. Kids benefit greatly from learning about plants so don’t let your floor space dictate your garden.
KITCHEN HERB GARDEN
Set up a few pots of herbs close to the kitchen and far away from those pesky rabbits. Easy to reach herbs is a sure fire way to eat healthier. Railing planters are also a great way to keep your flowers out deer’s reach.
HOA RULES HACKED
Problem: Your HOA won’t allow exterior displays. Or, you want the curb appeal inside the railing for your own visual enjoyment. Solution: Create vertical displays on the inside of the rails.
A WORD ON WATERING
Outdoor plants in small containers require daily watering. If you want those blooms to last keep the soil moist. Our best advice for remembering to water daily is to marry the activity with something you do daily– like your morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine.
THE SECRET SAUCE
Fertilizer is the #1 common practice among green thumbs but it’s much simpler than you think. Every two weeks add a teaspoon fertilizer to your watering can or use a potting soil with fertilizer as the added benefit. The real secret is how easy it is to become the envy of your neighbors.
TWICE THE APPEAL
Encourage your flowers to grow between and over the railing for double the delight–– curb appeal is not just for the neighbors.
STEP IT UP
We’ve all seen pictures of container gardens layered down the stairs. Let’s add another layer, shall we? Not even spiral stair cases can stop these railscaping clips.
PUT BABY IN THE CORNER
The versatility of railscaping clips allows you to display plants in new and fun places. We’ve even see them on boats!
INDOOR RAILING PLANTERS
Indoor stair rails are the perfect place for houseplants and holiday decor. Vertical gardening on the railing is a game changer for small spaces and grand entrances. Let the decorating begin!
SWING FOR THE FENCES
Railing planters aren’t just for railings anymore. RailScapes are capable of creating vertical garden walls on wood fences as long as there’s a minimum distance between the picket of 2".
BACKYARD WEDDING BLISS
Planning a backyard wedding? Create a flower wall for photos or a charming arch. After the celebration, your RailScapes and plants can become cherished keepsakes for the bridesmaids.
As you can see the possibilities are endless. If you have a tip to share pease email us @PlantTraps.com. We may add it to the list. HAPPY RAILSCAPING.