Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Balcony Garden

I'm joining Cielo from The House In The Roses (her link is on my sidebar) for her Garden Party. I wish I knew how to do links but I don't have that figured out yet. Everytime I try it bombs!! I have so much to learn about this blogging thing yet.
I hope you enjoy my little balcony garden. No these aren't real flowers. But it is pretty don't you think? The little white bucket has a plant with silvery leaves and I just love it. The angel is something I bought at a flea market and is so sweet.
I've posted Anna with the kittens garden but I had to get one of Bailey so they would have equal space. They love their little garden of grass and catnip.
My planter used to have a tall plant in the middle but as you can see, Bailey loves to chew on the leaves especially when the wind is blowing and he tries to catch them.
Two of my hanging baskets which are so pretty.
My balcony corner with my bird bath and wheel barrow full of mint. The bird bath I got at the flea market last summer and enjoy it so much.
I have two planters with herbs. I have enough to freeze and dry for winter. I have parsley, chives, oregano, marjoram, lemon verbena, sage, thyme, basil and rosemary. I probably forgot something but as you can see I have a pretty good assortment.
These are orchids that I'm trying to grow but think they are mad at me for some reason because they don't seem to do much. I give them lots of love and talk to them but no blooms. The do have new leaves and they look healthy so I don't know what the problem is.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my balcony and thanks for stopping by.


a pink-bee said...

What a pretty balcony ! Love that bird bath ! A flea market treasure for sure :)So nice you share your garden with your kitties :)
crystal :)

Beverly said...

I do love your balcony garden, and you have so many pretty blooms.

Thanks for sharing.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I really enjoyed seeing your balcony garden. I have a big pot of catnip and my 17 yr. old kitty has never even taken a whiff of it. lol.....the bumble bees love it though. Come visit me. ~ Lynn

bindhiya said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful balcony with us. It is wonderful to see all of that pretty blooms..
Thanks for your visit.
♥ & ((hugs))

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Welocme to the world of blogging. I loved your cute little balcony. It reminds me of the one I had in Aurora, Co. Your kitty is really cute. Terrie

Charm & Grace said...

Love your baskets and beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for stopping by my garden today. Have a blessed weekend!


Anne Fannie said...

Hi, I love your balcony and your hanging plants and oh kitty is sweet too!
Thanks for visiting my garden party today and posting such a sweet message.
Love, Ann

Lydia said...

Hello, I really like your balcony garden. I looks so pretty with all your potted blooms. Your cats are soooooooo cute too! Have a great Sunday!

Barb said...

Tommy and I love the hanging baskets. What a great job you have done. Tommy checked out Anna and Bailey. He likes cats and he thought those 2 were especially sweet.

I read your blog-very nice.

have a blessed day,

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful garden!!! Your kitties are just the sweetest :) I love your herb garden too! I would love to have something like that! Thank you so much for stopping by!


Suzanne said...

Honey, the last photo...your impatient needs water! Yes, I notice stuff like that! Hurry. I hate to see anything suffer. ;)

Thanks for visiting my garden. What a pleasure, and yours is WONDERFUL. I used to garden on a balcony when I was in college. A bit challenging, but can you believe how much stuff you can fit!? I especially love your hanging baskets and containers with various annuals and perennials. Great choice of plants and colors. I also love the kitty garden and the kitties! I love kitties! Yours are very precious. I also love that you grow herb. Herbs are some of the most amazing plants on the planet. Easy, hardy, useful and beautiful. I use them to underplant almost everything! Oh, and the scent...almost forgot about that.

Please stop by often, and I'll try to do the same. I'm making so many new and wonderful friends because of this party. In fact I see so many old ones here and so many new ones. It's wonderful.

Happy gardening!
XO Suzanne

Shabbyfufu said...

What a lovely balcony. It's amazing what can be done with a space like that!

Cherdecor said...

I enjoyed sitting on your balcony and looking at your flowers. Everything is so pretty!

I also loved petting Bailey! What an adorable cat! Now I must get out of here because those Maple Sugar Cookies are looking too good! Ha! Ha! They look sooooo good!

Cherdecor said...

I enjoyed sitting on your balcony and looking at your flowers. Everything is so pretty!

I also loved petting Bailey! What an adorable cat! Now I must get out of here because those Maple Sugar Cookies are looking too good! Ha! Ha! They look sooooo good!

MARIA said...

Greetings from Poland!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your balcony garden.And thanks for your visit

FancyHorse said...

I love your garden, and your cats, too! It is amazing to see how much you can do with a small space.

Thank you,

CIELO said...

Thank you for participating in our party and for sharing your cozy and beautiful sanctuary with all of us.... What a delightful occasion that was!

Blessings to you and yours.

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so (Joseph Joubert)


Thimbleanna said...

Your balcony garden is beautiful! And you don't have to worry about giving the cats equal time -- clearly Anna should have more photos LOL!