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Balcony Gardens At Canada Blooms
by Canada Blooms
September 13, 2017

Canada Blooms is excited to announce that we will be promoting six landscape designers that will focus specifically on gardening in a 10’ x 6’ space and taking varied growing conditions into account.

Martha Uniacke Breen from her article “Here’s how to grow some green on the balcony” in the National Post tells us “Just because you live in a condo doesn’t mean you have to give up gardening. Whether you want to grow vegetables or your favourite flowers, create an outdoor room for specific functions…or just want to look out at something other than a bald concrete box, there’s a lot you can do to create your own private skybound oasis.”

Martha spoke with Allan Kling of Urban Garden and Paul Zammit, Nancy Eaton director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden who had some suggestions for thinking about greening up your balcony.

• Consult your condo board so you know the rules about what you can and can’t do.

• Consider how much time you are prepared to spend gardening and be realistic.

• What are the conditions – windy, cold, dry, sunny (for how long each day). Toronto is rated Zone 6 but higher up can be 3 or 4 (equivalent to Northern Alberta)

• Plant the space as a whole, not just the planters

• Choose the type and position of containers (remember the elements, and any weight restrictions – for the condo and you personally).

• Visit your local garden centre to discover what can be grown in your area.

Read the full article "Here's how to grow some green on your balcony" to get all Allan Kling and Paul Zammit’s suggestions. www.canadablooms.com

If you are a design/builder interested in creating a balcony oasis at Canada Blooms please contact Horticultural Director David Turnbull at davidturnbull@canadablooms.com for details.

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