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Plant Problems in late spring

Below are details of the biggest challenges and losses but here are a few pix of some of the successes: At the end of April I posted info about new #perennial plantings and other seedlings that were started. All of the plants were placed accordingly since balconies have their own micro climates based […]

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Planting Clematis Vines

Late spring, early summer is the time to take cuttings from established Clematis vines. I’m no expert at this but found a few people who are so check out their pages (links at the bottom) that are illustrated and show you step by step how to do it. Although, this year I planted […]

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2015 New Balcony Garden Plants

In Romania everyone (almost everyone) gets paid at the middle of the month and at the end so all the retail shops put out their best products and seasonal products in bulk on paydays. In march they start with dribs and drabs of flowering bulbs, other vines and bushy type plants and fruit […]

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First Blooms and Some Plant Challenges

The new moon brought with it many first blooms – Latyrus odoratus – sweet pea – A slow start from seed and a few were planted in different areas as an experiment.  One in particular the one that has its first flowers has grown the tallest, a couple alongside it are doing ok. […]

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Bloom Succession – Perenials

Perenial bloom succession is most certainly something to look forward to throughout the growing season! During the long winter months snuggled up in blankets, wandering mind produces dreams and visions of lush foliage, colorful flowers blooming and trailing vines. In february small signs of spring appear as the day slowly become longer only […]

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Columbine – Aquilegia sp.

Update: Now have planted a few more in 2015. Will be writing about that particular one in another post. As for this batch, well they did well for a few years, I can’t remember what exactly was the cause of their demise – we had one year that was brutally cold and I […]

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Iris – On my street!

Just about 4 weeks ago was my first post about plants on my street.  This included some space streetside, where a few doors down from my bloc is a group of iris and daylily planted by one of my neighbors.  Here are the now pix 15 May, followed by a short description about […]

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