Bringing Your Dream Balcony Garden to Life

Nov 19, 2020

Having a green thumb in a townhome is an exciting challenge. With exclusive access to a private rooftop terrace, your garden can come to life at 550 N Highland; enjoying your private botanical masterpiece while overlooking the charming Poncey-Highland neighborhood is the 550 N Highland resident dream come true. 

Best Balcony Herbs & Plants

Forasmuch as gardens can vary in size and density, it is important to note which plants and herbs are best for your space. Begonias, chrysanthemum, parsley, and rosemary are among the best to be grown in smaller spaces. While the rooftop terrace at 550 N Highland is certainly more spacious than your average apartment balcony, being mindful of your space is crucial when rooftop terrace-scaping to ensure that you will be successful in your cultivation efforts. 

Get to Gardening

As it is sure to be a frequented lounging area in your townhome, study the sunlight that your rooftop terrace gets each day. As we well know, your plants will need plenty of sunlight to flourish in your garden, so plan accordingly. Once you’ve tracked the sunlight patterns, accumulate the necessary resources to start gardening: pots, soil, etc. After all of your plants have been soiled and potted, it is time to water. Much like sunlight, plants cannot grow without the appropriate amount of water. You will know if your plant is staying hydrated by checking its soil—be sure to look for browning, wilting, or dry soil, as these are the signs of failing vegetation. As your herbs grow, knowing when to harvest is the final key step. Depending on which herb you have chosen to bring to life in your garden, harvesting can often look different for each plant, so be sure to research the protocol for any and every herb in your garden. 

Your private rooftop oasis can double as the greenhouse of your dreams with the right resources. With a desirable vision and a little bit of patience, you are sure to bring your dream balcony garden to life. For more information about our private rooftop terraces and unique floor plans, visit