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I’m so excited to show you this video, it features one of the balconies that will also be in my book. There are several great ideas for making the most out of a small space. Enjoy!

In the video, you’ll see a Woolly Pocket in action, they’re a great way to take advantage of your vertical space. I also used pot clips to attach the succulent pots to the trellis. The window boxes on the balcony railing are from Lechuza.

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You see that search box over there, near the top of the sidebar on the right? You all have used that little box to find information on Life on the Balcony 4,505 times. That’s a lot of searching! Here’s what you’ve been searching for, and posts that are a good match…

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How to Grow Your Own Privacy Screen

September 20, 2010
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I’ve written a lot about privacy, in part because when you literally share walls, ceilings, and floors with other people, you become obsessed. At least I am. In the past I’ve written about reducing noise pollution, using physical objects to create privacy, and a DIY screen of small wooden planter boxes. Today though, I though […]

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5 Plants You Can Use to Add Privacy To Your Balcony

March 9, 2010
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Living in an apartment or condo means living really close to other people. I’ve been rudely reminded of that lately, as my upstairs neighbor has decided to rearrange their furniture late at night. But the closeness can also be felt outside, on your balcony or patio too. Inconsiderate neighbors may use their balcony as a […]

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Sound Advice About Noise Reduction On Your Balcony

August 11, 2009

Apartment/condo living means living thisclose to your neighbor. It often means hearing all sorts of things from your neighbor’s unit that you’d rather not hear. And often times, living in a high density area means listening to all sorts of other noises from streets, trains, planes, jack hammers, and on and on. In addition to […]

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Check Out These Innovative Hanging Pots

April 24, 2009

I saw these at Roger’s Gardens. I love that place! Wouldn’t these be a great way to make a bare wall more interesting? Or, if you spaced the pots more closely together, and used plants that spilled over the side more, you could use this sort of thing as a privacy screen. From what I […]

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Neat Idea: Make a Trellis Out of Wire

March 2, 2009

While trying to find a shortcut out of a shopping center, I saw this trellis and thought it would be perfect for those of us who garden on balconies or patios. From what I can tell, the trellis was made with some careful measuring, a few eye hooks and a whole lot of fine guage […]

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Do It Yourself Privacy Screen

September 8, 2008

Check out this Laguna Beach homeowner’s DIY privacy screen, made with wooden pots from Ikea. It could easily be adapted for a balcony or patio. The homeowner is growing herbs and perrenials in the pots. The screen has a neat Japanese/modern feel to it. Related Posts: Creating Privacy on Your Balcony, Part 1 Creating Privacy […]

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Creating Privacy on Your Balcony, Part 2

August 22, 2008

Last week, I wrote a post about screening out unwanted views or unsightly neighboring balconies: Let’s face it, one of the worst parts of living in an urban area is that you probably live near at least one person who thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to leave a sofa out on their balcony. Or if they […]

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Creating Privacy on Your Balcony, Part 1

July 25, 2008

Let’s face it, one of the worst parts of living in an urban area is that you probably live near at least one person who thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to leave a sofa out on their balcony. Or if they don’t have a sofa out there, their idea of great outdoor living is sitting in […]

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