Category Archives: condo living

Planters for gardening on rootops and balconies

Successful landscaping and gardening on balconies and rooftops with planters has many challenges that residents of terrestrial dwellings don’t share. My goal with this forum is to make the reader/contributor aware of these somewhat complex issues, offer simple straightforward solutions, share resources, and garner constructive input from other interested parties.

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Large lightweight garden planters for roof gardens and balconies

Lightweight and cost-effective, multi-section garden planters by DeepStream Designs can help integrate green rooftop and balcony landscaping into more projects.   Reducing the weight of structural components allow for more plants and planting medium.  The structural integrity of DeepStream’s planters … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: Planting Mix vs. “Dirt”

Using the appropriate planting mix is essential when growing perennials or trees and bushes in large containers where repotting these heavy items with complex root systems is going to be problematic. Getting it right the first time is well worth the effort. Continue reading

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Selecting and planting your Garden Planter Liners

DeepStream’s advice for garden planter liners & planting containers 1st Consideration: Liner shape and drain placement  Tapered shape makes for easy repotting and saves money shipping.  Rugged commercial grade 3/16″ walls from UV-stable, 100% pre-consumer recycled low-density polyethylene will last … Continue reading

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Fiberglass, Concrete GFRC and Plastic Garden Planters

 Readers of my blog are aware of my focus on products created with sustainable design principles that give excellent value for money and the effort that goes into bringing vibrant gardens to barren urban spaces in need of their beneficial cooling and air quality enhancing properties.   While I created … Continue reading

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How Green does your garden grow?

The Ultimate Recycling Statement In keeping with DeepStream Designs’ mantra:  “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” I wanted to create a planter and recycling bins with the lowest impact on the environment that I could for our clients that are working on projects … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: Spring Conditioning

Perennial plants grown in containers have special needs.  Now that it’s spring here in Miami, I’ve noticed that it’s well past time to repot some of my smaller ornamental plants that I’ve not tended to in about 5 years.  Their … Continue reading

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