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4/14/14 11:01 A

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SHARJOPAUL -

My balconies are partially enclosed. I have two balconies. My condo unit is a corner unit. It has a roof over each balcony, the three sides are are open but partially exposed to the elements of the weather and partially closed with glass.

My small balcony, over looks the community garden and park. My larger balcony has mountain vista views. On my larger deck I have a half wine barrel with an old fashioned water pump.

When I first bought the half wine barrel planter it was a water garden but moving to the condo had to empty it so converted it an earth planter. Plan to plant a few gladiola bulbs for the tall plant background than fill it with couple day lilies and a few annuals trailing flowering greenery plants. My large balcony stretches across the living room, dining room and wee kitchen. The smaller ballooning stretches across the master bedroom.

The smaller balcony holds a small table and two chairs, and a few fold up chairs if needed for extra seating plus I leave my treadmill there year round out on the small deck. More to look at while on my treadmill emoticon Otherwise it would be pretty boring doing the treadmill.

I made a protective boot cover for my treadmill. I made from out oor vinyl that has a cotton faced on one side. Bought it at a fabric store and sewed up a cover for the treadmill, to protect against dust, rain and snow.

Have a shelf along the outside perimeter of each balcony just big enough to hold small to medium size plant pots.

Edited by: ANN478 at: 4/14/2014 (11:34)
The picture below was taken in 2010.


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4/12/14 1:06 P

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Great idea! I will probably be moving into an apartment in a couple of years.
I have worried about missing my gardens. This would definitely help!!!
Thanks for sharing this!!
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4/12/14 9:19 A
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Cool idea.
If the building has balconies maybe you could figure out a way to hang it from one above you.

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4/12/14 5:02 A

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I came across this idea on the web last year and thought I would share the link.

www.apartmenttherapy.com/look-using-
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Just have to figure out how to hang the dang thing as condo outside exterior is constructed with cement. How would I hang it? Perhaps I could attached it my step ladder ladder??

Edited by: ANN478 at: 4/12/2014 (05:03)
The picture below was taken in 2010.


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