If you’ve been dreaming of a gorgeous outdoor space with glazed pots overflowing with succulents, bright bursts of colorful flora, or savory herbs to add to your home cooking, Austin is the perfect place to put down roots. Compared to the long cold New York City winters and the arid California environment, the humid subtropical climate in Austin is ideal for growing a wide array of plants.
At Water Marq, each of the spacious floor plans offers a cozy balcony or patio where you can create your very own outdoor oasis. Whether your space offers full sun or ample shade, you can find plants that will love the pleasant Austin weather.
Find Your Light
The first step to creating your dream balcony garden is accurate planning. Determine how much sun your outdoor space receives during the day and choose your plants accordingly. Austin’s climate supports a variety of flora and fauna so you are sure to find a plant that loves the exact environment your balcony or garden provides. If you are new to gardening, you can purchase a light sensor to figure out exactly how much sun your patio receives.
Choose the Right Plants
Once you know how much sun your balcony or patio will receive on a day-to-day basis, it’s time to choose your plants. With so many plants capable of thriving in the beautiful Austin climate, the choice is truly yours. A number of small plants for containers do well in our city, including marigolds, begonias, chrysanthemums, and hyacinths. If you prefer succulents, try easy-to-grow plants like blue chalk sticks, golden barrel cactus, and red pencil plants.
Chances are, your outdoor space receives different light at different heights. Make the most of your balcony or patio by working with levels. You can purchase a tiered plant stand or trendy macramé holders to suspend your plants from the ceiling. This way, you can place your plants exactly where they’ll thrive. Plus, you can create an aesthetic that matches your style and make your outdoor space the bright, welcoming, and relaxing environment you crave.
Apartment gardening doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. Shop around to find affordable plants and containers around Austin. If you have friends with green thumbs, you can propagate plants to share and diversify your garden. When you need new containers or stands, check out flea markets or yard sales. Craigslist is another great resource for finding both plants and garden accessories.
Create your dream space both indoors and out at Water Marq.