Displayed over the railing, flower boxes add a little "green" to city dwellings. Like this example of urban container gardening from Nita in Chicago. Her balcony planter boxes are easily configured for railings with the right mounting hardware. On top of giving life to an urbanite's DIY small garden ideas, this container also distinguishes Nita's unit. Even on the side of a larger brick building with identical balconies, urban window boxes and railing planters help homeowners to make their mark.
Want to know how she did it? For her city-center abode, Nita chose a Savannah Aluminum Planter Cage lined with coconut coir. To mount flower boxes on railings, simply choose the right brackets for metal or wood.