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Outdoor Furniture For Balconies

Updated on March 5, 2016
my yellow dalfodils open every july.
my yellow dalfodils open every july.

Ideas for balconies

I live in an apartment in the city center of Istanbul, our flat has only three small balconies. I have plants in all the balconies.

In Istanbul -especially in the old town - the streets are narrow, buildings are side by side. There aren't many trees or small parks. In order to make our lives colorful we, grow flower in pots in windows stills or in our balconies.

Istanbul has a mild climate, many plants can grow in the balconies. Even in winter the plants can stay in the balcony. Only when it snows, I cover all the pots with a thick plastic wrapper. We Turks like violet, Istanbul is famous with its tulips. Geranium and red roses are liked by people. Hydrangea is also a good choice for a balcony garden as this flower likes shade.

My living room's balcony is the biggest among those three. I bought three folding chairs and a small table. The chairs and the table are red. This color made my small balcony more lively. I have pots and pots of flowers.

So my balcony is a place where I can sit and drink coffee, read a book. Sometimes we sit and chat with one or two friends (I do no't have room for a third one:)))

From my balcony

Red chair and table made my balcony very attractive.
Red chair and table made my balcony very attractive.

Create a Garden in a Small Balcony

We live in Bakirkoy, Istanbul. a central district in the old city. I like living in the city center as city centers are lively, I can walk to theaters, cinemas, shopping centers but on the other side, Bakirkoy,is very, very crowded, our flat only sees other apartments. There aren't many parks around.

In order to make my view better, I planted colorful flowers, evergreen small plants to my three small balconies.

Also as our living room has a squire balcony (1.5 metric square). I wanted to use that area as a small open area to drink coffee and to relax. I bought three red, plastic fold-able kitchen chairs from a big furniture company, a red transparent side table ,called Halten, very small, has a tray also and is very usable..

Our small balcony is now like a garden for me. I have a grape plant which I bought from Bozcada - Turkey. ( I love this island very much and made a hub about this island : http://hubpages.com/travel/bozcada-tenedos)

I also have many pots of geraniums, begonia, some spring flowers, sometimes I plant vegetables like onion and peas. Onion has very beautiful white flowers.

Making a balcony garden is a way to relax at home.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      I love the idea of creating a small balcony garden.

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      Işın Tuzcular 5 years ago from Istanbul

      @LaraineRoses: Thanks:))

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      Işın Tuzcular 5 years ago from Istanbul

      @dragonlildragon: Thanks:))

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      Işın Tuzcular 5 years ago from Istanbul

      @flinnie lm: Thanks:))

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      It is a long time since I lived in an apartment. I like what you have done with your balcony! Angel blessings!

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      dragonlildragon 5 years ago

      great photos and a great idea. Gardening can be so relaxing.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Yes, very nice. I so enjoy my porch.

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      Işın Tuzcular 5 years ago from Istanbul

      @sherioz: Not currently but I will take a photo of my small tree and publish here...

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      Do you have a photo of your avocado tree?

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      Nice balcony! We just moved to an apartment with a really large terrace. I am looking forward to getting some nice furniture and plants.

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Very beautiful lens! Thanks for sharing. You did such a nice job on your balcony.

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      BookNympho LM 5 years ago

      Yes, it looks beautiful! I'm sure you pass many lovely evenings sitting outside enjoying the view. :)))

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Great initiative to dress up your balcony.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      How fun to be able to decorate your balconies with plants. Beautiful!

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      Harriet 5 years ago from Indiana

      I have a large garden but it is in the shade so now beautfiul flowers. I like the idea of a balcony with plants.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I would love to have balxonys like yours...so colorful and fun.

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      ErinMac LM 5 years ago

      Wow! Your balcony is like a sanctuary. Love all the plants, it must be marvelous being inside.