Guest post by Amy Leach
Sometimes, balconies can look a little bland and lifeless, and this can inevitably leave you lusting
for the outdoors.
A bit of bright plant life is something that you may feel is being denied to you if you’re nine floors up.
But this simply isn’t the case.
Balcony gardening is one of the most progressive gardening types in the industry, and it’s becoming
more and more popular.
People across the nation are beginning to realize that just because you’re not on the ground, doesn’t
mean you can’t be surrounded by wonderful nature.
So if you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look below where you’ll find our top ten plants that
will add an extra edge of vibrant life to your balcony.
You’ll no longer feel cut off from nature if you make the most of your balcony space and create your
own natural haven.
If you’re a garden enthusiast, you’ll probably already be aware of the fuchsias plant.
If not, you will most likely have seen them around at some point without knowing their name.
Whatever your experience with this flower, we’re certain you’ll find it hard not to adore its vibrant
red and purple petals–and they also grow incredibly well in the shade.
So if your balcony doesn’t get the best of the sun, this could be the plant that brings your balcony
back to life.
2. Virginia Bluebell
Bluebells are a classic, staple flower that seems to flourish every spring, and the Virginia Bluebell
is the great addition to any balcony.
Planting some of the beautiful flowers are a great idea if you really want to bring that spring feeling
into your outdoor balcony space.
They are incredibly delicate looking, and add a subtle splash of colour to any plant pot.
So don’t forget this gem of a plant the next time you’re considering what to plant on your balcony.
3. California Poppies
If you’d like to incorporate a slice of Californian paradise onto your balcony, then look no further
than the California Poppy.
This colorful orange flower really will set any outdoor space alight, and will leave you dreaming
of summer holidays.
Make sure you consider this if you’re after a balcony that will bring a bit of new vibrant life to
your space–it won’t disappoint.
4. Peace Lily
Subtle white flowers against lively green foliage are what make up the main components of
this majestic flower.
It will bring an element of class to any outdoor space, and is the perfect plant if you’re looking
to create a calming outdoor area where you can truly kick back and relax.
5. Erigeron Daisies
A distant cousin of the regular daisies you’ll see in the country, Erigeron Daisies are distinguishable
by their pink tint.
These petite flowers will bring a splash of colour to any balcony, and will also compliment other
flowers due to their simple yet effective white and pink colour.
If you’re after a plant that can largely take care of itself, yet still breathes life to your outdoors,
consider this one.
Another flower that will bring an elegant element of brightness to any garden is the primrose.
The flower itself is a cool yellow, and should be well suited to balcony life.
Opt for this flower if you want a splash of colour that won’t overwhelm the senses.
If the autumnal colours of red, orange and yellow are your favourite, then Nasturtiums are the
plant you should be growing on your balcony.
The colours compliment one another perfect, and they would look great alongside the California
Poppy or perhaps the Primrose.
To bring some autumn beauty and brightness to your balcony, opt to plant some of the warming
Nasturtiums in your outdoor space.
8. Bleeding Heart
One of our favourites on the list, the Bleeding Heart gets it’s name because it looks exactly like
that–a bleeding heart.
The pink heart of the flower gives way to a pink and white drop that hangs underneath, and
the result is a really breathtaking plant that truly will make any balcony pop.
A beautiful flower that would work well alongside the Japanese Anemone mentioned above,
the Bleeding Heart really is a special flower to brighten up your outdoor space.
9. Japanese Anemone
One of the great things about the Japanese Anemone is that it comes in a variety of colours.
Looking rather like the traditional shape of a flower, this charming plant really does inspire.
You can choose between pink, white and purple and they will bring a new lease of life to
Don’t miss out on this gem, and go for all of the colours to really make a big impression.
10. Strawberry Plant
The final plant on the list is the beautiful strawberry plant.
These are incredibly low maintenance, and can largely take care of themselves.
All they need is the occasional water, and these plants will not only grow strawberries,
they will also birth some beautiful tiny white flowers too.
The strawberry plant really does offer the best of both worlds–so make sure you make the
most of the easy to care for plant when it comes to bringing a new lease of life to your balcony.
Having a balcony instead of a garden doesn’t mean you have to miss out on nature, and we
really do hope this post brings a new lease of inspiration to your balcony garden aims.
Brighten up any outdoor space you have, and you’ll soon find that you had a vivid, relaxing
haven all along.
You just needed to get a little green fingered!
This guest post was written by Amy Leach on behalf of Nemasys.
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