Thinking about â€śgoing verticalâ€ť but worried about missing your garden? Fear not, Nervous Green Thumbs! If you think â€śmoving on upâ€ť means losing your beloved garden, you havenâ€™t discovered the simple pleasures of container gardening.
At Houstonâ€™s sleekest and newest contemporary high rise The Wilshire â€“ opening this summer directly adjacent to the oak tree-lined streets of River Oaks District â€“ residents have ample room to grow everything from basil, chives and thyme to tomatoes, peppers and radishes. All 96 residences in the 17-story luxury building have balconies arranged with primary views facing west or downtown views facing east.
â€śPotscapingâ€ť â€“ as it is known â€“ has skyrocketed in popularity as vertical living continues to draw empty nesters, professionals and pied-a-terre owners who worry about losing their green sanctuaries. Requiring little space and even less maintenance, containers made of ceramic, fiberglass, metal and concrete take on the same elements of a garden in the form of color, fragrance and texture.
Garden lovers living at The Wilshire not only have their own balconies to plant until their heartâ€™s content, they might question if theyâ€™re even still in the city when they discover their very own 25,145-square-foot lushly landscaped pool deck â€“ an oasis of assorted trees and shrubbery surrounding the 75-foot lap pool, wet deck, cabana rooms and covered grilling kitchen.