Outdoor Lighting For Balcony Gardeners

by Fern on April 2, 2009

in Outdoor Decor

One of the challenges many balcony gardeners face is lack of access to an electrical outlet. A great, eco-friendly option is to use solar lighting or battery operated lights (using rechargeable batteries). Until recently a lot of the solar-powered outdoor lighting was…well, it left something to be desired in the style department. But not anymore! With all the increased interest in green living, there are tons of great looking lighting options that will look great on a balcony or patio.

From left to right and top to bottom: Copper/Pewter Mission-Style Lamp – Target ($51.99), Soji Modern – Pure Modern ($39.99), Solig Stake – Ikea ($9.99), Calla Lily Garden Stake – Pure Modern ($46.99), Solig Light Pods – Ikea ($3.99/3), Solig String Lights – Ikea ($19.99), Solar Tabletop Light – Crate and Barrel ($39.99).

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prue April 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Hi Fern – now those are some smart and stylish lighting options. Went to but some stakes the other day but they were out so came home with thick bamboo stakes with tea candles on top! Going to grow snow peas on them, at least until they hit the candles hehehe. Do you have any of these lighting option on your balcony?


Julie April 3, 2009 at 3:08 am

Thos solar string lights are very cool!!!


Genevieve April 3, 2009 at 7:05 am

Awesome post. I’m sending a link to a friend who has a site on outdoor motion lighting in case he wants to link back. These aren’t motion-activated but they are very pretty.


Fern April 5, 2009 at 11:46 am

Prue — Your pea/tea light setup sounds interesting, can’t wait to see pics!

Julie — I was really excited to find those. I am probably going to be moving soon (if we can ever find a condo) so I am definitely going to keep those in mind.

Gen — Thanks for being my evangelist. What’s your friend’s site?


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