Balcony Gardening for Apartment Living

Living in a rental apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the joys of growing your own vegetables this summer. Several floorplans at The White Oak Apartment communities offer balconies or patios – perfect for container gardening.

Plants that grow exceptionally well include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and radishes. Any type of pot will do depending on your decorating style. Clay, ceramic, or plastic all work, but be sure that it has proper drainage at the bottom. There should be drain holes on the side of the containers about one half of an inch from the bottom. 

Synthetic soils can help your garden grow. Materials such as wood chips, peat moss, and sawdust are best suited for container plants. Add some gravel to the bottom of the pot before adding the soil to ensure proper drainage as you want to be sure not to run water on to the patio or balcony below, per lease agreements.

Consistent watering is key for a bountiful harvest. Plants should be watered every day, either from you or rain. Pick vegetables when they’re the ripest. They will be even more delicious because you grew them yourself! 

Our White Oak Apartments in Silver Spring offer several apartments with patios and balconies perfect for creating your own vegetable container gardens and relaxing while watching them grow. Keep in mind that digging in common lawn areas at the communities needs prior written landlord approval. The Vista at White Oak, Yorkshire Apartments, Montgomery White Oak, and Montgomery Paint Branch are ready for you and your green thumb!

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Winter Events in Montgomery County

Upcoming Wintertime Events in Montgomery County

Some of the best things about living at the White Oak Communities are the excellent Montgomery County location and the amazing events planned for the holiday season. Running until January 1, 2018, the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens features over one million lights shaped into different winter themes. Dog in Santa Hat

Bethesda Row is offering Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 9th from 12PM – 4PM for your 4-legged friend. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Holiday Cookie Decorating Party on December 16th at 1PM at the Seneca State Park in Gaithersburg. This free event provides the cookies, icing, decorations, and fun, you bring your decorating skills.

 

MenorahBethesda Row hosts a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on December 17th, the 5th night of Hanukkah. This event is free and starts at 5PM. Downtown Silver Spring features a Holly TrolleyFest the month of December at the National Capital Trolley Museum. Visitors can take a ride with Santa through Northwest Branch Park while learning about the role of streetcars throughout history.

All events are within 20 miles of the White Oak Community neighborhood with easy access to transportation. The Vista at White Oak Apartments, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak Apartments, and Montgomery Paint Branch Apartments all offer innovative floorplans at the perfect location. Just off the intersection of 29 and New Hampshire Avenue, these apartments bring the convenience of city living to the space of the suburbs. Bring in the new year at your new apartment in White Oak.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of our residents and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend (and All Year-Round)

Earth Day

Earth DayEarth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 each year since 1970. The concept was first proposed by United States Senator Gaylor Nelson, who after witnessing the massive oil spill in California the year before, wanted to combine the energy and enthusiasm of the student anti-war movement with an emerging public consciousness regarding air and water pollution. That first event, held in cities across the United States, saw 20 million Americans take to the streets, with 200 million people in 141 countries around the world celebrating it just 20 years later. This year, over 190 countries are expected to participate and there are several ways in which you can join in right here in Silver Spring, MD and the surrounding communities. Continue reading “Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend (and All Year-Round)”

Taking Advantage of the Spring Season in Silver Spring, MD

Spring Time At White Oak

Springtime FlowersDo you remember “Snowzilla?” It seems like a distant memory but it was only a year ago that nearly three feet of snow fell across Maryland in what was the biggest snowfall in the history of the state. This winter paled in comparison to that – after all, it reached nearly 70 degrees for one week in February – so with such a mild winter it’s hard to believe that spring is almost here! The first official day of spring is next Monday, March 20, which means it is time to take advantage of all the amazing activities and events the greater Silver Spring, MD area offers when the weather turns warm. Continue reading “Taking Advantage of the Spring Season in Silver Spring, MD”

Keeping Your Health & Fitness New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

Lose Weight New Years ResolutionA new year means making resolutions and like over 75% of the population, your resolution for 2017 probably has something to do with self-improvement, nutrition, fitness, or overall health. However, if you are like nearly 50% of the population, you will probably have little to no success in achieving your goals by the time this year comes to a close. Luckily, Montgomery White Oak Apartments is here to help! Continue reading “Keeping Your Health & Fitness New Year’s Resolutions”