Apartment Guide Editorial Team

Summertime is all about grilling, hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying time outdoors. One of our favorite things about summer is enjoying the warm weather out on a mini patio garden.

We've noticed apartment patio and balcony gardens are trending now on Instagram. Whether it's growing vegetables for cooking or showing off colorful flowers in flower boxes, apartment dwellers are really getting into the gardening spirit! Get inspired by a few of these real apartment patios and balconies:


If you love spicy food, a pepper plant may be the perfect addition to your patio. Wouldn't you love to use your own peppers to spice up some homemade Mexican food?

kristenlbarber Apartment Patio on Instagram
@kristenlbarber on Instagram

Instagramer @laura_weatherston found the perfect flowerpot holders to hang on her balcony rail:

laura_weatherston Apartment Balcony on Instagram
@laura_weatherston on Instagram

Large flower boxes are great for planting flowers to brighten up your balcony. @jencgraham spent just one afternoon creating her floral paradise:

jencgraham on Instagram
@jencgraham on Instagram

You're not limited to hanging your flowers off your balcony rail. Arranging your flowers in an array of pots and on different stands makes your garden look lush and full:

@danieldalacruz2 on Instagram
@danieldalacruz2 on Instagram

Plant your own little herb garden, and you'll have all the fresh herbs you need to cook with on hand. Just walk out to your balcony and grab a few sprigs of aromatic basil and rosemary to add to your favorite pasta dish.

@aprilroberts03 on Instagram
@aprilroberts03 on Instagram

She might not have a yard, but that didn't stop @ginafalk from creating a wonderful garden on her balcony! Get creative and plant a variety of veggies, herbs and flowers in wooden palette:

@ginafalk on Instagram
@ginafalk on Instagram

Do you have an apartment patio or balcony garden you want to share? Share it with us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!




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