Help! New balcony gardener!
I have a new and very long and wide L shaped balcony, the short side of the L(14 ft) facing north and the long side (30 ft) facing west. There is a solid balcony wall a couple of feet hall and then a railing a foot above that. I am in Zone 6b. I would like suggestions re winter interest for the balcony and am on my way to buy large planters that can remain outside for our freeze-thaw cycle. The balcony is very windy as well as it faces the river 6 stories up.
I am thinking of a couple of red-twig dogwood and would alsolike evergreens. Any suggestions? What about a small tree? Do you think bamboo would survive? What about ferns?
The summer is easier but I would like suggestions there as well.
I am moving so there is a clean slate.