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Spring Planters

The weather is finally starting to warm up and I’m starting to think about the flowers for my condo balcony.

Every year I clean up my traditional urn planters — similar to these from The Home Depot — and place one on either side of the balcony door. I usually choose petunias for each planter — they’re easy to care for and when cared for well, blossom into plush multiples. The combination of purple and white petunias in the same urn is my favourite combination.

In addition to the urns, I plant rosemary, basil, tiny tomatoes, and my all-time favourite, hen and chicken plants.

A lot of condo buildings don’t allow window boxes, but I’m lucky enough to live in a building that allows them. I love this traditional touch in an urban space.

What are you planting this spring?

See our Gardening & Outdoor Living section for more ideas.

Photo credits:
1. 24″ Urn, The Home Depot
2. Petunias, Wet Canvas Forums
3. Rosemary, Pantry Garden Herbs
4. Basil, Gotasté blog
5. Tomatoes, Lettuce Share
6. Hen and chicken plant, The Garden Forums