Category Archives: Balcony/Container Gardening

High-Rise Gardening: Nine Native Perennials to Brighten Your Balcony

Soaring above the horizon of Arlington County are thousands of high-rise apartments with balconies that can easily be transformed with Northern Virginia native plants into beautiful little gardens in the sky. Continue reading

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Raised Bed and Container Gardening for Seniors

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) is pairing with Arlington County’s Langston-Brown Community and Senior Center (LBCC), 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, Virginia 22207 to assist seniors in planting and maintaining container gardens for vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Continue reading

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Small Space Gardening for Pollinators

Homeowners with small yards or apartment dwellers with balconies may wonder what role they can play in supporting pollinators. The good news is that by selecting smaller sizes of woody plants and making creative use of containers, gardeners with limited space can enjoy appealing landscapes that attract a wide variety of these creatures. Continue reading

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Balcony Gardening Basics

New resource page! Balcony Gardening Basics
If you have a balcony, you can garden. Whether you want to add color with flowers and foliage, create a little privacy, or grow edibles and native plants; you can transform your balcony from a concrete jungle into a miniature garden. Continue reading

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