I actually didn’t have any plans of doing much with my balcony this year. I almost sent my roses to my mom, as I thought I would be moving to LA right about now, but then we all had to stay home for weeks, so I just decided – I am going all in on my balcony!
I started ordering plants online, but while I was waiting for them to be delivered, I couldn’t help myself going to a few nurseries (as they were still open) to get a few extra. A few pots turned into more – and now this is where we are.
I have already admitted I am not a gardening expert, but I am here to offer lots of cheering you on and hopefully inspiring you to get started with whatever outdoor space you may have. I know not everyone have the luxury of a balcony, maybe you have a sun filled windowsill that could do with some outdoor flower love?
As I pointed out in yesterday’s post you can actually grow most plants and trees in pots. I have a variety of pretty much everything; an apple tree, a pine, grasses, a lilac, old English roses, Lavender, Rhododendron, Hydrangea, herbs, rhubarb and blackcurrant. And I also planted a range of summer flowers from seeds, so I’m very excited for those to show up.
The outdoor couch is by Jotex (it’s on 20%OFF sale right now), it is a good size, but as I am pretty much the only one using my balcony, I am thinking I might get a sunbed instead. I miss being able to laydown fully and when the nights heat up too, I might even sleep outside. The pillows are from Skagerak and Mumutane – and all new.
The big all blue and the stripy ones are from Skagerak, both intended for outdoor use. The blue patterned and the bird printed ones are from Mumutane, they are in fact indoor pillows, but they fit with the theme – and I bring them all in every night anyway, so no problem.
I like the amount of plants I have now, I can manage to get it all watered with three trips up and down with the watering can (not the pretty AYTM one pictured, I use a not suited for pictures ugly green plastic one for that job). I am going to give it all a chance to grow before I might add one or two more plants, but for now – I am very happy with my little sanctuary. I know it might seem silly to spend all that energy on a balcony I will probably only have this summer, but it makes me happy and makes me forget the fact that I am not packing to move for LA right now.