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 […]

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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.

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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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Luxuriant Flowers – Hydrangea

Close-up Hydrangea macrophylla Often we find hydrangeas for sale that already have flowers, but normally they begin to flower in June once established in our gardens. So relax in the second year when the leaves are small and there are no flowers to be seen in April or May. Plus it is possible […]

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Another beautiful mystery of nature!

Here is another plant that is unknown to me. It was unmarked and the vendor did not know the name of it as well. They cost 4 lei each or about 1 euro. Searches on the internet have left me still puzzled.  What is known about the plant, that after testing various locations […]

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Daisy – Osteospermum

One of my favorite plants is the white petaled osteospermum shown here. In april they were found at the piata @ 10 lei nou each (just under 3 euros). They are a daisy. Daisies belong to the family of Compositae along with thistle, aster and goldenrod family. Compositae includes over 800 genera and […]

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Have you started PLANNING your balcony garden?

listen here to the planning your balcony garden audio version of this post So, you have a balcony now what are you going to do with it? Now is the time to lay the foundation for your space.  As you keep reading, this entry asks you to consider some key points that will […]

Planning your balcony garden? read this article filled with tips and tricks.


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