About the author
Isabelle Palmer is the founder of The Balcony Gardener (www.thebalconygardener.com), an online company specializing in product ranges for small urban outdoor spaces—balconies, patios, containers, and roof terraces. Isabelle’s work has recently been featured in the Evening Standard and Marie Claire. She grew up in Worcestershire, then moved to London to study at Chelsea College of Art and Design, embarking on a degree in Economics before working in PR. She has always been a keen gardener and began by using her own small balconies to create a little green oasis of her own. Confident that others would want to do the same, she started her successful business The Balcony Gardener. The author is based in London, UK.
Packed full of great ideas to brighten up your balcony, roof terrace or window sill, The Balcony Gardener will teach you everything you need to know to create a stunning outdoor space.
The Balcony Gardener covers everything from the fundamentals of starting a new garden, to picking out the best accessories to suit your style and your space. The first chapter, The Basics, will guide you through planning, designing, and the basic elements of gardening so that you can create a terrace or balcony that most suits you. The next chapter, Urban Spaces, goes into much more detail about the best plants to use in smaller environments, highlighting those flora that would be better adapted to life in an urban setting. Then, move on to the chapter entitled Creative Recycling, which provides all sorts of great ideas for recycled containers and beautiful features in your yard—make a Pallet Wall Planter or Olive Oil Drum to liven up your space. There is even a chapter for All Things Edible, allowing you to customize your yard to not only look delightful, but smell and taste fantastic too. Finally, Enjoying Your Balcony offers some great advice about what type of furnishings would best suit your balcony, patio, terrace, or small yard. Complete with a journal section, a plant list, a glossary, and comprehensive resources list, The Balcony Gardener is a must-have book for any green-thumbed city-dweller.