Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Nickel Grand Tour: Garden Peektures

I admit that I have been very bad this year...I have not taken one picture of my garden. So, here are a few pictures from last year's wee balcony garden. You can click to enlarge them.

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I went pretty crazy with recycling cans into planters. I think I had actually made more than I had plants.

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This is our little outdoor altar. One of the cats knocked over the corn Goddess statue a few years ago and smooshed her face, so she is now left outside in the elements. Even though she looks a little worn, I don't think she minds.

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A pic of early in the season of the 'sunny' part of the balcony. We don't get very much sun, save for the evening...our balcony is Northwest facing. Pictured are chives, lemon balm, a cactus (Sid!), mixed greens, hotpeppers, mint, catnip, mini roses, Irish moss, the tips of tomato plants (at bottom), and I am not sure what is in the smaller pots.

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Another early shot of the 'sunny part' this time with lavender, tomatoes, and a budding bamboo.

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Lemon balm and chives early in the season.

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Catnip!

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Lavender

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Irish moss

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African violets

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Bamboo finally grown!

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Mini roses

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Catnip blooming

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Yarrow

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Young mint

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Yummy hotpeppers!

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Early in the season pic in our 'partially sunny' part of the balcony.

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Petunias

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Petunias again

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Ivy

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Marigolds

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Our window sill with violas, dragon's blood sedum, lobleias, and hen and chicks

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Lobelia

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Very leggy violas

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Parsley...excuse the blurriness!

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Sweet marjoram (again sorry for the blurriness!)

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Garden sage

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Tri-coloured sage

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Cilantro

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Purple basil

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Sweet basil

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English thyme

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Ellios contemplating on whether he should have a nibble or not (naughty kitty!)

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Probably what North Bay is best known for...shadflies

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Our 'shade' part of the balcony. Ferns, sweet woodruff, moneywort, and primroses.

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Sweet woodruff

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Moneywort

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Sweet woodruff again

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Sweet woodruff flower

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Moneywort flower

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Tools of the trade (lol)

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Squeaky seems to approve of her new home.

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The end!

Sláinte!

Laurel

7 comments:

Lets Plant said...

I like your blog. You take some pretty good pictures. It isn't a garden until the nome shows up! lol!!

Mother Nature said...

Everything is so beautifully arranged and colorful.

nefaeria said...

Thank you both for the compliments!! :)

Laurel

Crafty Gardener said...

I love your creative use of space and containers. Your painting on the cans is lovely. I see some things I have in my garden ... rocks with words on them, the sun plaque, use of rocks, and the little bird (which I just bought last week).

nefaeria said...

Thanks :) Since we both have quite a few similar things in the garden, I have no choice but to conclude that we both have impeccable taste *winks*

davka said...

ohmy- you little earth-dwelling dakinis, you. I love every picture. your garden sacred space must be buzzing with plant conversations and songs. these pictures really uplifted me. i needed it. thanks.

nefaeria said...

Hehe, I do believe that is the first time I have been called a 'dakini'!

I am glad you enjoyed the pics Davka, and thanks for the compliments :)