Category Archives: Plant Selections

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.


We're big fans of planter boxes on condo balconies because they allow you to add a bit of nature and still obey the rules.

horsetail reed and planter boxesHorsetail Reed and Planter Boxes

Planter boxes are ideal for Toronto condos because they can be moved around, are lightweight and you can provide a little screening between you and the outside world.

This planter box contains horsetail reed which is bright, stands high and fits nicely in a long, narrow box.  Of course, you can put any plant in the box and bring them in during the winter if need be.