Saturday, October 17, 2009


Yay! Finally the balcony looks pretty again! Less lush and jungle like than during the summer but beautiful with a fall theme. I've cleaned everything away (with a little help from my mom since my pain's been worse lately) and filled up with Heather, moss, pine and spruce.

I'm not quite done yet though. I'm waiting for some more Heather, spruce and pine and I will rearrange some things, decorate a bit more and maybe or maybe not sew a new "curtain" since the old one is pretty bleached and not very fall/winter themed. But I'm really happy with the changes and finally I don't have to feel embarrassed when new people visit the blog and all the see is this withered, sad photos. LOL (Even more imortant, I have a beautiful bacony for myself to look at as well)

Heather/Ljung, Pine/Tall and Spruce/Gran

The plant boxes are also filled with moss instead of soil.
I looooove the smell of moss!

I started off with two Heather plants in each plant box.

I've made an arrangement with a baby pine, moss,
lingonberry twigs, stones and some heather twigs.

Overview of the table area

Pretty fall colors!

The next day I found more exotic Heather in blue...

... and purple.

A new overview, the next day

I plan to move one of the more exotic looking Heathers to one of the big flower pots along with some more pine and spruce and I might also hang some Heather one the wall.

I've also bought different kind of spring onions and bulbs that I plan to plant in the other big pot to see if I can get them to grow in the spring. I forgot to take photos of though those but I will when I plant them.

And finally I've opened up the Runner Bean pods to reveal the actual beans that I will dry and use next season. Not ALL of them though, it too only 12 plants to create the jungle I had this summer.

Beans! Plenty of beans!

As you can see white Runner Beans only get plain white beans but I also had some flower revert/mutate back to the more common orange color and they ended up with traditional, beautiful beans in black and pink. In Swedish Runner Beans are called Rose Beans because if the beautiful colored beans. It's too bad I prefer the flowers of the white plants and the beans of the orange. LOL But they taste the same so I will stick to white plants.


Dustbunnie said...

It really look so pretty. I wish you could come and take care of my garden. LOL

Annefia said...

Thanks!!! I wish so too! Especially in the spring!

Dustbunnie said...

And how about some lovely summer evenings where we could sit on the terrace and talk and have something nice to eat and drink. And most of all talk. LOL

Annefia said...

That sounds lovely too!