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Have You Ever Done a Terrace Garden?

What is a Terrace Garden?

A terrace garden is necessary for people that don’t have an actual backyard to start a garden.  This type of a garden is perfect for people that live in condominiums (condos) and those that have a terrace that they would like to turn into a garden. 

You can make your small space become a garden if you choose the right plants and flowers.  It’s important to see if your terrace has enough sunlight for plants/flowers that need a lot of direct sun.  If not, you should get plants and flowers that require less sunlight. 

Terrace gardens first became popular with farmers. They often needed to build sloping steps for their farm and therefore, it was popular to have gardens planting around them. 

If you happen to live in a place where there are a lot of hills, you may often see these types of gardens as you drive up and down the hills.  These are often popular in Asia. 

Plants often provide oxygen and give us an upbeat feeling when we look at them.  There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and stepping outside to see your garden. 

Some terraces can be temperature controlled if they are enclosed.  This will allow you to grow your garden year around. 

Terrace gardens can also be good for people that have to many hills in their yard or their home is on a slope. 

Your terrace garden should have some type of a theme.  You may say that its going to have a rose theme. In this way, you can combine red, pink, white and yellow roses together. You can mix it in with some carnations and greenery as well.

If you have the space, it would be appropriate to put a sitting bench on our terrace with a lot of pottery plants and green shrubs outside of it.  I have a friend in New York that made his garden with combining petunias with sunflowers. 

It was an interesting display since she wanted to show different colors and types of flowers.  She did it with a lot of artistic touches.  She used some large swans that she placed next to her sitting bench. 

When I visit her, I tend to sit on the bench for hours and sip my iced tea. Its relaxing, entertaining and beautiful. 

Another great idea is if you have a backwall on your terrace, you can have vines growing up the wall and use some dwarf trees for decoration.  This is often one of the best displays of beauty. You may not know it now, but its important to put some shrubbery in front of the walls as well.

If you want to make it look more like a lush green garden, add some ferns on the terrace. It’s best to make it looks solid green with little flowers if you want a lush green garden.

What Are Some Good Roof Garden Plants?

  • Hibiscus
  • Camellias
  • Honeysuckles
  • Japanese Maples
  • Violets

What Can I Grow in My Terrace Vegetable Garden?

  • Tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Lemon Tree
  • Eggplants
  • Parsley
  • Green Peppers
  • Olive Tree
  • Apple Tree

Terrace garden plants are one of the best gardening ideas around.  It proves that you don’t need to have a backyard in order to grow vegetables. In fact, many plants grow fine with a pot of soil and some water.  You can easily grow sunflower, pea, broccoli and buckwheat sprouts on your terrace as well. 

Having a small terrace garden is fun because you can eat your vegetables from the garden as they grow in. This is about as organic as you can get. 

A roof terrace garden works similar in the sense that it’s often a small space. You can easily decorate your garden the way that you feel is appropriate for your space. It’s best to check the sunlight.

Many roof tops have no shade and therefore, you need to have vegetable plants growing that require no shade.  Make sure that you water your plants regularly or else they will dry out. Keep your soil moist unless your plant instructions say otherwise. 

Terraced Rock Garden

You need to have an artistic talent within you to create a terraced rock garden.  These are also known as Alpine gardens.  When building this type of garden, its important to use a variety of different rocks.  Also, choose flowers and tree shrubs to blend in with the rocks as well. 

The rocks are going to be in different sizes. It’s important to layer the rocks with artistic talent in order to create a more Feng Shui look. 

Here Are Some Popular Rock Garden Ideas:

  • Buddha Rock Garden
  • Equilibrium Rock Garden
  • Japanese Zen Garden
  • Landscape Rock Garden
  • Walkway Rock Garden
  • Rock Pond
  • Inspirational Rock Garden
  • Flat Slab Rock Gardens
  • Small Rock Garden
  • Rock Garden with Mulch
  • A Waterfall with a Rock Garden

As you can see, roof terrace plants come in a variety of shapes and styles.  It’s up to you to find a theme for your rock garden and flowers as well.  You will find that as you get into building your masterpiece, you will find what colors blend in well with others.

Organic terrace gardening is becoming more popular today because of the media telling people that organic is more pure than traditional vegetables that are treated with pesticides or grown in non-organic soil.

A   home terrace garden is a work of art that comes from the heart.  I wasn’t the best gardener when I started my home garden. However, over time, I managed to have a lot more insight into what I was trying to build and create.

Once you start getting feedback for your modern terrace garden from friends and family, you will know what is working and what is not. I believe that the best terrace garden comes from the heart. When you put your own touch on something, it always adds and extra flavor to it. It’s important for you to focus on the picture-perfect garden that you had always envisioned.