Living in an apartment does not have to mean “no gardens allowed”. If you have windows, you can have gardens. This small addition is a “breath of fresh air” to any city dwelling.
This is a photo of my small garden just outside the kitchen window.
Every Tubisvat I replant the herbs and flowers and by Purim theyare bursting with color!
Window box gardening is pretty simple.
All you need is to find the garden center nearest you.
Here in Tel Aviv, I go to the small center at the
bottom of the shuk (shuk azza). Here are a few things to ask for:
Item list: brackets, windowboxes, soil and plants.
Tip:Self watering systems can also cut out maintenance time but they are an added expense.
Rooftops are another option for the city gardner. I see this as an emerging “indoor- outdoor” trend. The method shown here is referred to as “container gardening“. This style of gardening is both practical and productive. The additional wall colors in the background add to the vitality of the garden here.
Environmental awarness is happening everywhere with more and more people joining the green revolution. This rooftop garden not only looks good, it helps divert rain water runoff from the city streets and recycles it for use in non drinking water functions for the building.
One good windowbox can lead to a million other gardens… so this spring, go green!
Growing fresh air