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Dress Up the Outside of Your Apartment with Springtime Flowers

As warm weather approaches, thoughts turn to springtime and flowers. If you are short on outdoor space, patio or container gardens are a great alternative to a large garden. Although they are small, they are hard to miss. There is nothing more lovely than geraniums, nasturtiums, or petunias peeking out from pots and containers of all sizes and colors.

Below are some tips to help make your balcony or patio bloom:

Place plants close to walls to allow them to draw warmth from the building and to protect them from the wind. Secure your flowerpots to prevent them from blowing over in heavy winds.

Place plants close together in pots and plant repeatedly. Herbs, ferns, and even vegetables are great grown in containers.

Water frequently, as the small size of the containers means that the soil dries out quickly. If your containers are placed on a balcony, take care to keep water draining from the bottom from falling on other balconies or those passing by down below.

In autumn, when cold finally sets in, these flower pots should be cleaned out and put away, or filled with cut evergreens as winter decoration.

Your local nursery and County Extension Agency are great resources when deciding which plants to use in your container garden. They can recommend plants that will thrive in the conditions you have on your patio or balcony. You can find them in your phone book or on the Internet.

Hunters Point Apartments in College Station, Texas goes above and beyond to improve your daily lifestyle with our spacious floor plans, unparalleled amenities, and incomparable customer service. We hope these tips will inform, educate, and ultimately, provide you with a better way-of-life.

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