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Flowers for Shady Apartment Patio

Caladium bicolorI was thinking of getting flowers for my apartment patio, but my patio is on the ground floor and does not get much light. Any suggestions?


Coconut Fiber in Planters

strawberries wilting in hanging basketThe first plants to suffer from the heat or dry air are those in hanging containers with coconut fiber lining or sphagnum moss. The strawberries shown here, for example, wilted due to dried-out soil during a heat wave. suggests using plastic plant containers in balony gardens more than any other container (i.e. terra cotta containers) because plastic containers are lightweight, cheap and insulate the plant (i.e., lose soil moisture much slower).


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Starting a Garden

New Orleans balcony gardensBefore you get started on planning what garden supplies you need to buy and what you want to plant in your balcony container garden, think about what you ultimately want from your balcony garden. Determine what you really want, and then decide if it’s do-able with your balcony conditions. You may love to grow food and want a kitchen garden, but other people have flower gardens, modern topiary gardens, Asian-themed gardens or whatever other styles and themes the imagination allows.


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