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An Inexpensive Balcony Garden

Another innovative garden display at the LA Garden Show this past week was a Balcony Garden by Paul Borden Landscape Design.

It was a very compact edible garden made from old shipping crates and nifty “nail bins” that can be found at home centers like Home Depot. I thought it was very well done.

The individual plastic bins can be removed for replanting or shifted to new spots if things need more/less light.

The idea behind this design was to come up with something that was inexpensive to build and that would fit onto a 10′ by 5′ space. A balcony railing would only be 42″ high, so the back of this planter is just 48″ high. Not bad re-purposing…trash to treasure!

Some of my other posts on the LA Garden Show:

Edible Wall

Container Gardens

A Gardener’s Chess Set

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.