Have you noticed, how these days the urban balcony gardens are growing vertically? In the limited space of the urban apartment buildings, vertical or shelf gardening is a great way to display your tubs. This gives you enough resources to work on your creativity and also let you use the small space in the most cleverest way possible.
You can make the shelf from actually anything you have in your home. It can be made of old bookshelf, simple ladders, steel shelves, wooden baskets etc. The best part is, you can make it exactly according to your need. The size, shape and material will depend on the placement. It can be small, big, tall, short, wide and narrow. I made mine that looks like a ladder. I wanted a ladder for my sitting area, especially, to use to display a lot of green to boost energy in the room during parties. What I love about the ladder is, I constantly shift it to room to room, depending on my need.
The big ones are difficult to move, thus better if you want big ones, keep them in the balcony. In open balcony space, the plants will get enough sunlight and air and will keep fresh. This shelf can be used for various purposes as well. Take a shelf to do your garden works, like cleaning pots and keeping the tub while you plant in new tubs.
Different kinds of pots, bright colours, pretty lamps and other garden accessories can be used to brighten up the space. This vertical gardening has always been in the trend. But due to shortage of space I see it everywhere these days. If you want to grow some greens but thinking of space, consider vertical gardening. Add more green to your home, live happy.
Photo: Raffat Rashid, Aziza Ahmed