My Great Outdoors: Robin’s Mini Garden Balcony
Name: Robin Charlick
Location: 77 Fifth Avenue, 11th floor, NYC
Type of space: apartment balcony
How did you do it?: The pegboard was originally bought to screen off the direct view into the neighbors’ balconies, which weren’t so nice to look at! I wanted peg board because when it’s windy in the winter the wind whips against it and makes all kinds of noise, so hopefully this will let the wind through and not rip it off the railings. I attached the peg board with plastic ties (the ones that lock). The hanging baskets are held up with various sized hooks…
Recommended store, site, product or resource? I bought the peg board at Chinatown Building Supply, where they cut it to size. The hanging baskets are not fancy – from Home Depot – but they were cheap and lightweight (b/c I didn’t think the hooks would hold heavier containers plus potting soil). All the flowers came from Union Square Green Market! The white planters are Ikea (again, cheap) and the pastel colored pots are vintage from the 1950’s, which I have collected over the years. The green chairs are salvaged from the street, and the white table and chairs are Ikea.