Friday, May 23, 2014

PLANTS FOR THE BALCONY

 
We will not have a private yard when we move.  The grounds are lovely, but each apartment has either a small patio or small balcony.  If we are approved, ours will be a balcony.  I'm trying to put together some small cuttings of my favorite plants to put on the balcony. 
 
I knew I would take a "Rock" succulent as it has brought me joy each Easter with it's little sun burst flower.
 
I put a cutting from my Martha Washington geranium in an old tea kettle I love.  And the little watering can I've had for years will move with us.
 
I took a sprig of my creeping Charlie and now it's rooted in a little pot, and last but not least, my friend gave me a start of rosemary for my rosemary salt and oil.
 
It's a beginning.  I will have to wait and see what else I can do and what the restrictions are for balcony flowers.

16 comments:

  1. I had to learn the rules for balcony planting, for me I had to be careful with drainage, din't want it running down to the people below, lol, after 9 years I found the amount of plants became a concern, the pots can be heavy, I was being teased we might all hit the ground!! No worries though, all was well, I grew green and yellow beans, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and even a zucchini one year, that was an experience! Lots of watering and feeding, we had a huge sunny balcony, now I have a smaller shaded balcony, new experience again, life is never dull, Martha Washington is my favorite geranium! Best wishes on your new adventure!

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    1. I was thinking of a tomato plant, and maybe a zucchini. I think the water and drainage would be the problem. It's truly feeling like an adventure.

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  2. I bought some lovely light pink geraniums today. I'll have to look closer at their name! A balcony would be really nice! Does that mean you're asking for something not on ground level? It will be like your own little nest up high! :)

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    1. In the Senior Complex we are applying for the only vacancy is upstairs. There is a waiting list at so many places. Yes, Betsy...by little nest in the trees. There is a large tree outside the balcony, so instead of seeing the trunk...you see lots of green leaves...and perhaps a bird or two. The process is so much paperwork...but we should know soon. We do have a Plan B...but I really like this place.

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  3. I love container plants and do a lot of them as our patio is small...you will love them.

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. We've always had big yards, and so this will be a new experience for me... Looking forward to it.

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  4. I do not have a green thumb at all! My house plants are even suffering. However, I do enjoy looking at other's plants and gardens.
    Deb

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    1. We'll see how good my green thumb with pot flowers. I hope my "starts" make it.

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  5. Would love to have a smaller place, but not sure we could give up our yard yet. Good luck.

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    1. At this point we didn't have a choice. Places with big yards, even small yard were not in our criteria. All things NEW!!

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  6. It looks like you have a pretty good start, Wanda! Bloom where you're planted darlin'.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Debbie ~ I will do just that!! Blooming where the Lord puts you is the best garden.
      Thanks for a good word.

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  7. Gosh another angle to your new adventure that I hadn't thought of! I would imagine that any plants that like the seaside would like being on a balcony and as long as they get some shelter they should be OK. Lavender and rosemary and geraniums should all like it shouldn't they! More excitement and new things to learn! xx

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    1. Amy, I truly beginning to FEEL the adventure. So glad I can share it with all you dear girlfriends.

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  8. Oh my dear sweet Wanda, my heart just sank to my toes to realize you have to leave your beautiful yard with all the plants you love so much. But you, as always, have such a great attitude and outlook on your adventure ahead. I know you are going to be a blessing to your new neighbors...xo Kris

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  9. I hope you will move to a delightful new home, whether plan A with the balcony, or plan B. That is good you are readying some little treasures for your balcony.

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