June 15, 2021

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Small Balcony, Huge Garden

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Today we’re off to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, to visit Wema Mojar’s beautiful balcony garden.

Wema has transformed her tiny balcony space into a beautiful and productive garden. If you think you can’t have a garden because you don’t have the space, this post will prove you wrong!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsOne corner of the balcony is packed with plants both beautiful and edible. Wema has certainly created a much more beautiful sight than just a view of a parking lot!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsOne great way to make the most out of a small space is to go UP. Lifting this container up multiplies the space available to grow things. And I love the yellow creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, Zones 3–9) tumbling over the edge.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsLooking down a bit really shows how Wema has created a wall of greenery. And to make this space do even more work, Wema has mixed in edibles with the ornamentals. I see a pepper plant and a tomato plant growing along with the beautiful foliage and flowers.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsStrawberries, beans, peppers, bunches of greens, carrots—and it looks like squash all growing happily! Ornamental sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 9–11 or as annuals) are tucked in as well to add some color.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnd in the back is a towering planting of tomatoes! Wema has really turned this balcony into a little jungle of greenery.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnd one final shot of a flowery balcony resident includes a cheerful million bells (Calebrachoa hybrid, annual), with a few tomato leaves sneaking their way into the picture.

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

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