Wednesday, May 12, 2010

garden state


Since we have been working on the nursery and our office reno these past couple of months (pics to come soon, btw), the patio garden has become a wee bit neglected... ok, kind of sad, really. Most of our balcony houses empty containers of soil and no plants... with the exception of a few that have magically survived since last year. My green onion plant, somehow managed to survive the winter and is making a nice comeback... and our little staghorn tree is starting to sprout too. So yes, only extreme close-ups of those two lovelies today... since if I panned out, you would see our otherwise barren patio. I think I will try and pick up some plants and seeds this weekend... any suggestions for a small patio?

20 comments:

Clockwork Lemon said...

cherry tomatoes! The plant grows pretty easily and then you have snack food growing right on your patio

bungaloe said...

i have 5 plants in the house. i would love to have a garden with herbs and tomatoes etc. that's what i would do if i were you, i guess it depends on the light you get in your patio

cupcakebomb said...

I love jasmine. They smell so nice in the spring!

Christie Cottage said...

I am a flower fan myself :-)

I am hoping that my cherry tomatoes volunteer from last year in the giant container :-)

jdavissquared said...

I need to get some flowers planted too. bare planters are no fun!

M.M.E. said...

I just love growing basil and cilantro. It smells so good! Thyme is really cute too.

thenextarrow said...

my little garden on the patio has been neglected as well. ugh. you've inspired me to fix that.

:)

xo Alison

Tessa said...

I wish I could help! I have a black thumb when it comes to gardening, ha ha. I know nothing!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Valerie, they look great :)

I am all for colour, I cram as much as I can into my pots, which reminds me I will have to go shopping for plants soon too! Have fun. T :)

Purple Deer said...

Our peppermint has thrived. And we really don't have a green thumb here. I would give it a try.

Morrgan said...

The staghorn tree looks really pretty, I don't think we have those over here. As for suggestions, I haven't been growing things for long enough to have any yet, I'm still experimenting... This year I'll try miniature roses, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, sweet peas and peas among others on my balcony, I hope they do well. =) And various herbs are always nice!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I just noticed my green onions making a come back after a long alberta winter! I was a little shocked! xx

farouche said...

If I could only have one plant it would have to be a tomato. It is hard to beat a fresh homegrown tomato in a sandwich or salad on a hot summers day!

AnastasiaC said...

i love a bit of green inside.. - im so bad though...i tend to kill all my house plants! i have no idea haha...

Amanda said...

If you are anything like me I would suggest a cactus- very low maintenance ;) You will have to post pictures when you get the new plants!

French Revelation said...

I'm a hopeless gardener so I'm no help to you. Goodluck!

La Alicia said...

I recently mixed a bunch of flower seeds in a small bowl. Then I carefully sprinkled them in prepared pots. I can't wait to see what pops up! :)

Handmade in Israel said...

These two photos are so beautiful and relaxing... keep at the plants you have... they're doing okay.

Frannie said...

Any kind of herb. I love the scent of rosemary. Tomatoes. Nothing like tomatoes ripe from the garden. They do well in pots too!

I also grew kale this year...but the local bunny family made salad of it before I could. I don't mind sharing.

our little love nest said...

a large rectangular white ceramic pot of honeysuckle with a a metal grid to stretch out upon would be pretty, smell amazing and it makes for a healthy tea

I love your closeups!