I thought I would share our balcony with you as it such a blissful spot. This moment was captured at the end of the day, right after dinner.
Our deck is an active one, not just for us and our two kitties as we have numerous pots hosting veggies and flowers. I must admit that harvesting veggies off the deck is very convenient. The lettuce is doing great and so is the kale, especially the ones planted with the Portuguese laurel tree. This sapling was once a weed in my sister's garden, probably deposited by a passing bird. I eagerly took it home and potted it up and surrounded it with petunias, calibrachoa (million bells) and garden frills kale. Looks good so far despite wilting numerous times from lack of water. I had to move it to the other side of the deck as I just couldn’t keep up with the watering. It is now tucked in the dappled shade of our neighbour's tulip tree and much happier with the extra shade.
The deck faces northwest, with the tulip tree casting much needed flickering shade that moves as the setting sun glides to the west. Here are some pics of the planters on our deck in the form of a slide show.
Check out the Firecracker pink geranium. It has crazy petals, the double blue bacopa and the million bells are ever-so lovely.
Here are some of my previous blog postings. They cover a wide range of topics from bugs to my botanical excursions and conventions. Click on whichever interests you on the titles below for easy navigation.