|Project by Vallyncia||posted 08-12-2010 01:00 PM||2357 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I live in a small south facing condo with a decent sized balcony that gets partial sun (mostly morning sun) throughout the day. I decided last year to try my hand at a balcony garden, and it is now in it’s second year of success! This year is much more successful than last, but both years have produced fine herbs, veggies, and flowers. The only issue I have had is that I don’t get enough sun/heat for seedlings, but next year I will fix that with a handy growlight so that I can grow my own plant babies (instead of paying ridiculous amounts for them at the store).
I have discovered that I have a great spot for tomatoes, a decent location for herbs, and a terrible place for strawberries. In addition, I am growing a couple trees in pots (hibiscus and chestnut) which thus far are a success but we’ll see how quickly they outgrow their homes!
The hibiscus variety shown here is called the blushing bride hibiscus, chosen because I was married earlier this year :-)
The pics are: tomatoes, hibiscus blossom, day lilies and hibiscus, begonia, mint and thyme, the garden in September 2010.
-- Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison