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This is all the space I have apart from my window sills.. this is my little garden

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Maddie, you have so many plants!:D And they're all so beautiful. I love how colorful and cheerful it looks, it must be a great pleasure to grow them and to look at them every day:D
 
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Claudine, thank you. This is just a 4x5 feet space and I have had someone build me a stand to hold containers in three tiers. I make sure that it is as colorful and pretty as it can get...I spend my time in the mornings watching my plants and talking to them when the rest of the family is out... this is one wonderful part of my life.
 
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It's the same with me - I talk to my roses too:) . And the first thing I do in the morning is to check if they have grown during the night. Sometimes they really surprise me, they grow so fast! And the best moments are when I notice a new bud. I love when they bloom:D
 
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That's a very colorful garden you have there Maddie.. are you able to maintain it year round, or is it just for spring, summer, and early fall? Do you have a light on your garden for night fall? That would be pretty at night with a grow light or some other soft light shining on the plants.. Nice garden, and you're giving me ideas .. thanks!
 
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That's a very colorful garden you have there Maddie.. are you able to maintain it year round, or is it just for spring, summer, and early fall? Do you have a light on your garden for night fall? That would be pretty at night with a grow light or some other soft light shining on the plants.. Nice garden, and you're giving me ideas .. thanks!
This is a 365 day garden... this picture was taken last winter. There isn't much of a winter here.. and my garden is in bloom all year through... the joy of my life.. :) My herb garden is just few green containers on my kitchen window sill.. I have a few containers in another balcony but nothing much survives there, as there is very little light... I have plants in every corner of my home.. lol all lit up with grow lights. :)
I wish I had more space... :/ I am building my dream home.. a small home with a huge garden, the plan is ready but.. I need to wait for a few years until I can get to the outskirts of the city... until then I will have to make do with this :)
 
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What a blaze of colour - it looks beautiful! Are those poinsettias? Do you have to take much action to get those gorgeous red leaves?
 
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Becky, Poinsettias don't need much effort. I just stick some stems ( from those plants you see in the pictures) into little containers with soil and wormy compost and let them grow.. I have about ten little pots now on my window sill... these are decorated with silver wrap and ribbons and given to my friends at Christmas.. They make the easiest and most colorful Christmas gifts... a few years ago when I had more space.. i would sell these plants.. they are quite expensive here.. so I made quite a bit of money at Christmas time... :)
 
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What a beautiful little garden. The ponsiettias are quite magnificent. I do love to have them in the house at Christmas time. You have reminded me to go out and buy one!
 
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What a beautiful little garden. The ponsiettias are quite magnificent. I do love to have them in the house at Christmas time. You have reminded me to go out and buy one!
The poinsettias are a major part of my Christmas decorations. Home made candle and poinsettias are my kind of decoration.Thanks for the compliment
Here are some gazanias from my garden
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You have certainly squeezed a lot of plants into a very small space. So if there any space left for you to walk or has your garden completely taken over your balcony?
 
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The poinsettias are a major part of my Christmas decorations. Home made candle and poinsettias are my kind of decoration.Thanks for the compliment
Here are some gazanias from my garden
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They're so beautiful!!!:D I love the colors, they're so delicate. Most of the gazanias I've seen were orange, yours are so much prettier. I want to grow gazanias like these too:)
 
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They're so beautiful!!!:D I love the colors, they're so delicate. Most of the gazanias I've seen were orange, yours are so much prettier. I want to grow gazanias like these too:)
Claudine, the common ones are yellows and oranges, but there are pretty whites with green yellow and pink hearts. These are called gazania splendins.
Thanks I love them too.. the white ones have dried out I have just planted some mixed seeds.. lets hope I get some lovely white next in this lot.
 
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You have certainly squeezed a lot of plants into a very small space. So if there any space left for you to walk or has your garden completely taken over your balcony?
LOL There is hardly any space left .. i can just about water the plants.. I have made a fixture with three tiers and it is packed with more than 100 containers.. My husband thinks I am crazy .. but he still drives me around to get more plants..lol :) He is a sweetheart.
 
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LOL There is hardly any space left .. i can just about water the plants.. I have made a fixture with three tiers and it is packed with more than 100 containers.. My husband thinks I am crazy .. but he still drives me around to get more plants..lol :) He is a sweetheart.

It's the same with my love - he always jokes that I have enough of miniature roses and that he won't buy me another one because there is no room for it on my windowsill...but he never keeps this promise - he knows how I love roses and he always surprise me with new ones:D
 
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It's the same with my love - he always jokes that I have enough of miniature roses and that he won't buy me another one because there is no room for it on my windowsill...but he never keeps this promise - he knows how I love roses and he always surprise me with new ones:D
Aren't we are lucky to have partners who loves us despite our madness? :) I honestly think I am blessed that way.. he will let me do what ever I want...and give in to all my craziness. :D
 
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Well, mine doesn't let me do everything I want but in general yes, he is very lenient towards my quirks:D . He makes me beyond happy, it's the best feeling in the world to have someone wonderful who loves you the way you are. I always think about this when I look at my roses - all of them are gifts from him:D
 
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Very pretty! I really love all the colors. Do you have any fruits or vegetables in there?
 
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Just curious. One of these days you must reach the point where you will have absolutely no more room for any more plants on your balcony. Then as the plants grow, they are going to become somewhat bigger. Then what do you plan to do? Throw some away?
 
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Throwing plants away would be so awful and cruel:( . I'm a little worried what will I do when my miniature roses will grow bigger. I think I'll build another windowsill from a board:p . You just have to be creative:p
 

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