Echinacea purpurea

Balcony Garden Progress August 2010

…….on the left side the width of the box is also a little over 215 cm and the depth is 85 cm. Plants on the left side include budleia (butterfly bush), 3 vines (morning glory, sweet pea vines, clematis,) lantana, dahlia, paper flowers (unknown name), delphinium,……

tomatos from balcony garden, rosii de gradina balcon

you say toe-maa-toe i say tom-ay-to :-)

UPDATE 30 AUGUST For several weeks now the plants have been producing quite a few delicious and very meaty tomatoes. The plants continue to increase in size and flower. I had a few extra plants and planted them behind my bloc in sand and while I do not have a pic here of […]

albina, albina dorme

Our chubby winged friends – Bees

Some of my favorite winged friends are bees.   Bees are cute, scary and an integral part of the life cycle. Where would we be without them? They pollinate the worlds plants thus being symbolic of fertility and many make delicious honey too.  Even life itself is likened to their honey as a metaphor […]

sweet pea

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. […]

growing pumpkins in the city balcony garden

Heirloom Seeds/Semințe Nehibridizate

Update: That year these seeds were unsuccessful but I tried again with other seeds again in 2013, here is a picture of one of the pumpkins that I grew on the balcony – one of my proudest gardening moments (ps I had them climbing on the railing and it is the 4th floor […]

sweet pea vine young

Vines/Vițe de Vie

Some photos with names of the vines that were planted. The vines this particular year were sweet pea, clematis, nasturtium and morning glory. Vite de vie is the term for vines in romanian but it seems like that mostly refers to fruit bearers – not sure though.

sage, varza, cabbage, plants, plante

More on Companion Plants

Here is a list of more suggested companion plants and my own comments about placement or not in my balcony garden this year.  If you try these, please report back with a comment with what your experience has been or how the plants are progressing.  Thanks! Petunia/Beans Waiting for the next batch of […]

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