It’s such a beautiful day in NYC this morning, that I’ve decided to do the urban equivalent of ‘working in the yard’ and work on my balcony. Listen as a New Yorker, I’m extremely lucky to even have an outdoor space to call my own. And sure it’s not exactly private, I can literally hear every single neighbor’s conversation on balconies as far as the 3rd floor, but it’s my space damn it and I’m gonna enjoy it! Last year I made some feeble attempts to make it more homey: I got a BBQ, a very important balcony accessory to have, an over the rail plant holder and a 3 piece outdoor furniture set; complete with 2 chairs and a lovely bistro table–thank you very much Martha Stewart. Later, I would add a ‘fake lawn’ rug and a couple of planting bags– my first attempt at gardening. But this year, I want to jazz it up and make it a unique space I can really enjoy.
So I’m posing a challenge to you, my dear readers, give me some ideas on how I can make my cozy balcony a true urban oasis. In return for your comments and suggestions, I will be giving away a prize package worth over $100! This gift basket of goodies will contain everything you need to get your own balcony garden started this spring.
How to enter:
Leave me a comment below or go to my Facebook Page and leave me a comment there. Tell me what I need for my balcony this summer to make it really cool. Should I get more seating? Do I need more plants? Maybe you have a suggestion on how I can make my balcony more private? Tell me, and win some awesome prizes–that will make your own balcony off the chain!
Deadline to enter is March 16th, 2013.