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 […]

glastonbury england garden sculpture, buddah garden sculpture, garden focul point

Garden Objects – Focul Points

In my opinion every garden where ever it is deserves to have a focul point.  It could be a larger flower, a cluster of a flowers, a statue, fountain, bird house or any myriad of items.  The fountain is my gardens focul point near the sitting area on my balcony. Here are 2 […]

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. […]

bouquet of flowers from the river

New Moon, Summer Solstice, Lunar Eclipse and talking to your plants!

As many of you may know, planting by the moon is an age old technique known to aid in the growth and establishment of your plants. This new moon of June began its cycle of waxing toward its fullness just the day before yesterday on the 12th. This is the best time to […]

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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