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Terrace Creations was at the 2019 Canada Blooms show, where we were asked to demonstrate a modern Toronto condo balcony. As usual, we took a different spin on it by using a number of different components to create what we called "Bike Storage to Beaujolais". The emphasis this year was on creating a balcony which a modern Toronto condo owner would be proud of - complete with state of the art marijuana planters!

Our balcony display incorporated some terrific faux grass from our favourite supplier - Design Turf from Toronto. That's one of their newer grass lines on our back wall.

Our 2019 Canada Blooms exhibit.

Flooring was done by the best composite maker in Canada - Tru North Deck out of Brantford, Ontario. We used one of our favourite colours, Hazelwood, for the flooring.

Finally, our own Paul Cuthbert built two beautiful planters, designed for modern marijuana growing, complete with drainage systems. If you look closely, you will even see some cannabis look alikes all along the back wall :-).

Beautiful, tall wooden planters with some lovely grasses in them. Great for hiding from the neighbours.

tall plants for condosPlanters For Condo Neighbours

Nothing better than some nice tall planters to hide your balcony from the neighbours.

With a wooden outside frame and some beautiful tall grasses inside, these are great looking and can be taken down if you move.  See more at our planter page!

Urban growbeds, usually with some sort of self-watering mechanism, are ideal for condo balconies where space is limited.

Noocity GrowbedUrban Growbed

This Noocity Growbed (pronounced "newcity") is ideal for condos, apartments and townhouses that have a limited amount of space for veggies, herbs and fruits.  This is a self-watering system that will allow you to leave it alone for weeks on end, which is perfect for vacations, etc.

NoocityUrbanEcology_2The integrated sub irrigation system of the Noocity Growbed guarantees self-sufficiency for up to 3 weeks, helps you produce more and consumes up to 80% less water than a conventional vegetable garden!

Especially developed for urban agriculture the Noocity Growbed is suitable for any type of space and can be used individually or fitted together in different combinations depending on the space available.  Now available in the Toronto area through Sundial Innovations.

An example of how the Japanese can turn a small balcony space into a beautiful garden.

Japanese condo balcony for torontoJapanese Condo Balcony

I call this a Japanese Condo Balcony but quite frankly, I have no idea where it is :-)!  However, the Japanese have such a high sense of style and the ability to incorporate that style into small space, that I think the name sort of fits.

This small condo balcony space is turned into a beautiful garden with simple, wide board decking; some nice river stones; a couple of small sculptures; and best of all, a tiny privacy screen made out of bamboo.

Check out more small balcony ideas on our Pinterest pages.