There are several different ways to hang outdoor garden plants from your apartment balcony railing. You could simply drop them off the balcony railing, place them on hooks in your backyard, above your patio, or even over your front porch. Outdoor hanging garden pots are especially useful if you already have small trees and shrubs that you wish to grow so tall enough to make a handsome yet interesting addition to your landscaping. But there’s no need to stop at hanging rail ideas for your apartment garden. This article will show you how you can expand on this idea and make any balcony or patio a lovely space in which to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your gardening labor.
One way you can expand the use of your apartment’s balcony rail planter is by using it as a backdrop for your apartment planting efforts. Some apartment plants can be dramatic enough to offset a less-than-stellar design. If your balcony railing is long enough, your planter could serve as a natural background for an ocean scene, or a lush green lawn with many types of shrubs in full bloom. And if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you may wish to bring your planting efforts to the balcony wall. Herein you would find not only a colorful array of apartment plants, but also the opportunity to include some potted plants, hanging pots, or garden edging to dress up your balcony planting scheme.
Of course, hanging rail planter additions don’t have to stop with plants. You can decorate these additions with accessories, too. A trellis or gazebo is a nice addition to give your balcony or patio with an artistic flair. An elegant water feature is also a great addition to your apartment balcony.
No matter how you decide to decorate your apartment balcony, there are several things you can do to make your apartment truly unique. One way to do this is to buy your own custom handcrafted planter. Local artisans will have designs suited to your specifications. There are also a number of web sites where you can order custom-designed hanging rail planter arrangements.
Other than pre-made planters, another way you can add color to your balcony space is to plant colorful flowers, shrubs, and plants like grapes, honeysuckle, black-eyed susans, and California bluebells. Some species of plants like mint and catmint will grow well together. And don’t forget to use your imagination. Plant species that don’t belong anywhere else in your backyard. Make a sketch of your backyard with an outdoor globe and pencil in a few outdoor plants that could fill out the “stage” for your garden decor.
Don’t worry about getting the perfect hanging rail planter for your balcony. Many of them come pre-built or you can sometimes assemble one yourself. You can usually find a hanging rail planter with a hanging rail already attached at the bottom and a built in support rail at the top. This makes it easy to simply connect the support beam to the balcony railing.
Other types of hanging rail planter arrangements you might consider are ones that drape over an existing fence. These look really nice on a garden trellis. Or you might choose to make a free standing decorative post with a large potted plant on it. Be sure that the post and plant match in size and height, so they don’t stick up above your head and cause a safety hazard.
It’s really simple to have hanging rail planter decor in your home or garden. With so many different styles and materials, there is bound to be something to fit anyone’s tastes. You will be able to make it blend in perfectly with your current decor as well. The best part is you can have them in a style that fits your budget and keeps with your home’s design theme.