But I figured it would be good for those who have no bit of earth to call their own to know that you can have a garden anywhere!
|Lovely lavender petunias|
I give proof positive with Conny's balcony garden. Another of my Helium buddies, the talented writer Conny Manero, lives in a high-rise apartment building in the heart of Toronto. These are just a few photos of what she can grow on her balcony.
|As the sunbeams indicate, Conny has plenty of sun.|
Conny's balcony garden consists of annuals, vines, bulbs and cute little gnomes to keep the evil spirits away and just to add a touch of whimsy.
|An Asiatic lily, if I'm not mistaken|
She has a really nice variety of plants, don't you think?
|So much from a tiny plant in a tiny pot!|
What is this I see? A rose in a pot! Who would figure?
Such a pretty one too!
Blue and white petunias look quite nice snuggled together.
Goodness, is that what I think it is on the top left corner? A trumpet vine or perhaps a wisteria vine? If it is, Conny will need a bigger balcony! Her upstairs neighbor may find a vine creeping up into his window in a few years. ;-)
Wow, she even has a Thunbergia or perhaps you know it better as the Black-eyed Susan vine. Just lovely and unexpected. I wouldn't be surprised if she gets a visit from a traveling hummingbird!
With a balcony full to this extent, who needs a yard?
See? Didn't I tell you you don't need much space nor do you need to own tons of property to have a perfectly lovely garden. Conny's balcony garden proves it!
Conny Manero is an accomplished author of several novels one of which she has devoted to "Saving the Kitties!" and she writes about everyday life in her blog Under the Toronto Sun. Even her cats have their own blog Feline Corner.