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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?
Victor, Nope never... these plants have been with me for twelve years now.. some are biannuals, some are seasonal . so I keep rotating the pots.. I have a money tree plant and and a Ficus benjamina which have grown too big for my home.. i have donated it to the senior citizens home here.. I always find takers for my plants when they are too big to be in pots. But I also take a cutting and plant them in my balcony.. LOL. This is one huge craze.. I know that not many can understand this..
 
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Very pretty! I really love all the colors. Do you have any fruits or vegetables in there?
Thanks for the compliments Iluvmario, I have herbs, melons and chilies growing in my kitchen window sill. I am trying window gardening with soda bottle at the moment. I have collected all the stuff i need.. I need to get some more compost to start this off. I will have to make some time for this during the week. I need some spinach.. and tomatoes now.. once it gets cold these become too expensive. Fenugreek seeds are something I need on a regular basis for my cooking. These these will need to be grown in bottles too. That is the only space I have right now..LOL
 
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I love the idea of using a small space and filling it with pretties!! Your flowers are gorgeous and I bet it really brightens your day to wake up and see such a colorful array!

So what are you planning to grow when you get into your dream house?
 
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Victor, Nope never... these plants have been with me for twelve years now.. some are biannuals, some are seasonal . so I keep rotating the pots.. I have a money tree plant and and a Ficus benjamina which have grown too big for my home.. i have donated it to the senior citizens home here.. I always find takers for my plants when they are too big to be in pots. But I also take a cutting and plant them in my balcony.. LOL. This is one huge craze.. I know that not many can understand this..

Yes, I can understand that. There was a time when I fell in love with roses. I mean really fell in love like head-over-heels. I started with just one cutting. Then two. And before too long, I was renting an entire empty lot of land just to plant my roses. At the peak, I had more than 200 rose plants, mostly red velvet.
 
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Yes, I can understand that. There was a time when I fell in love with roses. I mean really fell in love like head-over-heels. I started with just one cutting. Then two. And before too long, I was renting an entire empty lot of land just to plant my roses. At the peak, I had more than 200 rose plants, mostly red velvet.
Wow.. I haven't gotten there yet.. I would love to have a little rose garden of my own.. but these just wishes, I may have to wait until I my son is big enough to go to the university and I will leave the city then. I have already bought a nice parcel of land in a little town, a few hours drive from where I live. This land faces a lake and a mango orchard.. the last time I visited I saw kingfishers and parakeets all over the place.. that is where I plan my dream garden. LOL. look at me how I run away with my dreams.. lol :)
 
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Maddie and Claudine, it's not the balcony, but as soon as I saw this I thought of you! I can't insert the image so you'll have to follow the link. This takes indoor growing way beyond anything we have discussed so far!

http://sore-thumbelina.tumblr.com/image/441950289
OMG, where do the people live... My husband is sure to throw me out if I even try that... (just exaggerating of course) but that is a bit to much... it is lovely though... Thanks for posting this Chanell.
 
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Here is something I found...
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An office in Japan.
 
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Maddie and Claudine, it's not the balcony, but as soon as I saw this I thought of you! I can't insert the image so you'll have to follow the link. This takes indoor growing way beyond anything we have discussed so far!

http://sore-thumbelina.tumblr.com/image/441950289

I want my room to look like this!!! Lol, I really do:D . But these plants would all be miniature roses:D
Maddie - it's so beautiful! I want to have a room like the one in the picture ChanellG posted and I want to work in an office like this one:D
Victor Leigh - I love roses too! Who knows how many of them I'll have in the future:p
 
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I love it too.. we should be living in the garden instead..lol :) I don't mind it though.. my family may object to it.. :D

Here are some more

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It's simply gorgeous:D . It must be very relaxing to work in a place like this. And healthy - I've heard that if you have to sit in front of the computer for a longer period of time, you should look at plants from time to time to let your eyes rest a little.
 
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Wow, those are amazing!! What a blessing it would be to work in an office building with gardens like that!! I bet it really changes the feel of the workspace and increases people ability to work and think well!
 
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Maddie and Claudine, it's not the balcony, but as soon as I saw this I thought of you! I can't insert the image so you'll have to follow the link. This takes indoor growing way beyond anything we have discussed so far!

http://sore-thumbelina.tumblr.com/image/441950289

No, not exactly my cup of tea. I mean those cans distract from the beauty of the concept. If recycled material is used, it should be modified to fit in with the decor, so to say.
 
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I love it too.. we should be living in the garden instead..lol :) I don't mind it though.. my family may object to it.. :D

Wouldn't that be lovely, Maddie? I imagine it would be a very serene home to be completely surrounded by a living garden house 24/7. It seems to me that would be very good for your health is long as you could avoid annoying insect pests. It would be difficult though, because you would need pollinators, so you'd have to be able to put up with bees, butterflies, and dragonflies if you wanted fruits and flowers.
 
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Oh, Maddie, I adore your roses, they're so beautiful!!!:D
Today my boyfriend bought me a new miniature rose, I'm surrounded with roses and I love it:D
 
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Wouldn't that be lovely, Maddie? I imagine it would be a very serene home to be completely surrounded by a living garden house 24/7. It seems to me that would be very good for your health is long as you could avoid annoying insect pests. It would be difficult though, because you would need pollinators, so you'd have to be able to put up with bees, butterflies, and dragonflies if you wanted fruits and flowers.
It would indeed be great for my health .. i don't mind the bees, butterflies and dragonflies .. I have them flying into my home constantly. :) But I am not sure my husband would be happy with the arrangement.. as it is he complains that I am either caught up with my cyber world or my garden.. :)

@ Claudine, Thanks.. they are so beautiful aren't they? I am so happy you have more roses now.. what color are you new roses?
 
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It's red. My love said it's a perfect color for Valentines day and I agree:D . I already have two miniature roses which have red flowers but every one is very special and unique for me. Also, the shades are slightly different:)
 
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It's red. My love said it's a perfect color for Valentines day and I agree:D . I already have two miniature roses which have red flowers but every one is very special and unique for me. Also, the shades are slightly different:)
Little red roses are pretty indeed.. I have to get one for myself... I love deep deep reds as the one on my profile :) and that is what my husband gave me 24 red roses for Valentines day :)
 
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So many roses, it's such a lovely gift!:D I'm sure it made you very happy. Getting flowers from our loved ones is wonderful, isn't it? Flowers make a perfect Valentines gift:D
 

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