Turn Your Burnett Grant Park Condo Into an Urban Jungle

 

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You’re all moved in to your beautiful, new Burnett Grant Park condo and are officially settled. Now, you’re ready to put the finishing touches on your happy home in the heart of the city. You’ve set up all the essentials, but now, it’s time to put down roots—literally. Here are five tips to help you grow beautiful greenery in your condo and breathe new life into your space.

Choose the Right Indoor Plants

Greenery does more than just brighten your space—it also purifies the air and has been scientifically proven to help reduce stress levels. While the best indoor plants for your space will depend on the light each individual room receives (hint: units facing west towards Confederate Avenue will get direct sun at the end of the afternoon, and units facing east towards the parking lot will enjoy early morning sun), here are just a few examples of indoor houseplants that are easy to care for:

  • English Ivy (perfect for our west-facing residents)
  • Peace Lily
  • Spider Plant
  • Golden Pothos
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig (one of our personal favorites!)
  • Ficus
  • Rubber Plant
  • Aloe Plant
  • Peperomia
  • Umbrella Tree (great for east-facing units)
  • Jade Plant
  • Pothos (these plants love north-facing windows)
  • Barrel Cactus
  • Ponytail Palm (a lovely addition for our south-facing residents)
  • Phalaenopsis
  • Philodendron

Bonus Tip: Make the most of your square footage by going vertical! Hanging greenery from the ceiling, or placing flower pots on shelving, can be a great way to display your indoor plants.

Plant An Herb Garden

Each condo at Burnett Grant Park come with its own large, private balcony. Put yours to good use by planting an herb garden. Most of the well-known herbs (like cilantro, basil, parsley, lavender, mint, fennel, and dill) are well-suited to thrive on a full sun or partially shaded balcony. Get creative on how to house your herb garden—the opportunities are endless!

Don’t Forget Your Veggies

While you’re loving easy access to some of the best restaurants in the city, you also are hoping to make the most of your brand new kitchen and whip up some delicacies of your own. A vegetable garden can help you incorporate the freshest flavors of the season and save you grocery money. Start small and only plant what you’ll eat. Tomatoes, beans, and lettuces are ideal for beginners.

Grow Gorgeous Flowers

balcony gardening

Your private patio is the perfect space to transform into your very own urban oasis. Again, the best flowers to plant will depend on the direction of your balcony and its exposure to the sun (for example, south-facing units could try sun-loving hibiscus and east-facing residents might have better luck with the moth orchid). Head to your local nursery to get help choosing flowers that would work best for your space. Garden Hood Atlanta in historic Grant Park is one of our favorites. They even host regular events to help locals get connected and learn more about gardening.

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