THE BALCONY DRESSER

No space is too small to enjoy the pleasure of homegrown somethings sometimes.

Month: August, 2017

Summer (forever) plants

summerplant_2Summer vacation is over and the air smells like fall (and rain and lower temperatures). And although I like fall and am looking forward to it for all the well-known reasons of golden leaves and pumkins, I’d rather have another week of summer to say good-bye properly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Welcome, bee!

bee_fetthenneI know that I have just posted another round of photos with pollinators, but it cannot be stressed enough that with monoculture and pesticides dominating farming, bees (and other insects) have a hard time. That is why they sometimes even find better living conditions in the city with its greater variation of plants and flowers – and some plants like this sedum, which is just about to start flowering, are especially bee-friendly.

Buzziness

buzziness (1)buzziness (2)buzziness (3)buzziness (4)The blooming winter savory is currently the plant that attracts most pollinators. My problem is that as a result the savory produces quite a lot of seeds that spread all over the balcony and will definitely sprout next spring. Given that I find it hard to pull plants out, I now have three pots in which winter savory grows (and blooms).

Still, if you are looking for a plant that is easily grown on the balcony, that demands little care, stays outside during winter and that can be used in the kitchen, savory might be one of the best options.

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