When Louise Park-Ross (head of fashion design at Good Clothing) moved into her second-floor apartment in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, the balcony presented little more than a bare rectangle. She has since transformed it into a petite paradise, lush with quirky and clever planting solutions. It even boasts a small worm farm.
Why It Works
Louise, sits on her balcony every day to enjoy a meal or read a book – come winter or summer, says, ’I like that it’s not enormous. When we have parties, everyone lands up squeezing out there. It’s so cosy and relaxed. It’s relatively protected from the wind, which is pretty rare in this area.’
Give climbing plants something to cling to and hanging pots somewhere to perch, all of which enhances the vertical space.
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