There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh flowers in the summer. However, keeping flowers fresh in the summer (especially on a balcony) is a different story. We know that condo-living usually means inconsistent lighting and temperature, but that’s ok! To find out how to bring some life to your balcony, simply follow this list of our favourite plants for outdoor spaces:
Petunias might just be the winner when it comes to the best-balcony plant. They are among the most abundant flowers, come in a variety of colors, and are extra-easy to grow. However, some things to note are, they do require frequent fertilization and a lot of sun.
Marigolds are beautiful, annual plants and are a great way to liven-up just about any garden. Because they are low-maintenance, pest-repellent and bright, they make one of the best-balcony companions, especially in warmer climates.
Chrysanthemums (otherwise known as mums) are widely loved because of their different assortments and ability to grow almost anywhere. Better yet, mums are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and can be planted at just about any time of the year.
Hydrangeas are known for their beautiful, spherical, flower-bunches that differ in colour depending on their pH level. Hydrangeas enjoy frequent watering, and are perfect for balconies that get lots of light in the morning, and dappled shade in the afternoon.
Ferns are great for even the shadiest of balconies, and are ideal if you have a knack for growing foliage plants. Most of them are suitable to grow in containers, as long as the soil is kept damp ( not soggy), and in warm, humid climates.
Herbs are a delicious addition to any balcony, with options including basil, fennel, dill, cilantro, marjoram, parsley, chive and perennials like – oregano, lavender, sage, thyme, mint and rosemary that grow extremely well.
There you have it! Now go ahead and plant some life (and colour) on your balcony today! If you would like to learn more about Medallion, please visit us at http://medallioncorp.com/site/.