So I am at the beginning of my first ever urban gardening experience. While my little garden is quite humble, a few green beans, a couple heads of lettuce , a pot of cucumbers and a simple herb garden, it hasn’t stopped me from seeking inspiration. I’ve gathered a few images I have come across while surfing. I hope they inspire you too!
Can I just say I really love this idea? One of my favorite ways to design is to take something ordinary, that we use everyday and turn it into something unique and unexpected. An improvised garden using washing up gloves, can turn a wall, fence or even a window into a something amazing. [source]
Found this hanging succulent garden on Home Depot’s blog. I really liked it because you don’t normally think of succulents as hanging plants. It’s pretty simple to make, the site provides step by step instructions, and it’s easy to care for–just water every other week! [source]
Go DIY with this clever garden utilizing old soda bottles. Again using every day items, and in this case, items that could eventually end up in land fills, add soil, herbs and hang with nylon string. Also makes a great conversation piece for outdoor dinner parties! [source]
Similar to the Home Depot project above, this garden repurposes old wooden palettes used for shipping to create a unique tiered balcony garden. Life on the balcony has step by step instructions on how to create your own palette garden. [source]
Cinder blocks are little hard to come by in the city, but you can usually find building supplies stores that carry them. A quick and easy project–make a super groovy tiered garden in an afternoon! [source]
Okay so you don’t have a lot time to build an urban or balcony garden but still want your space to look unique? Wood panels are easy to find at places like Lowes or Home Depot and add an instant sophistication to your outdoor space. [source]