Balcony garden & old pots
This is my balcony, which is really just a walkway, but it is also my garden, because that’s where my plants live! I took this picture from the opposite balcony…I am making an effort to make it as green as possible, but it’s taking me awhile!
This is a clay pot I inherited as well, I always wonder whether I should leave the soil (trying to garden on a budget!) or just empty it and put in fresh potting soil…there’s two of them and I’d like to use them…
Actually Larry – I think it was Larry! unless I have ghosts! LOL emptied one of them for me so all I have to do now is wash it….
And last but not least, this is Wabash Antiques & Feed Store, which is very quaint yet modern – that’s where I buy all my organic fertilizer, and sprays for the roses and some plants – they’re more into selling fruit trees and vegetables, but I did get my ‘White Splash’ geranium there, and the strawberry pot….They don’t have air conditioning (just ceiling fans) so going there in July is a trial (but once I got free ice-cold homemade lemonade on a particularly hot day – don’t see THAT at Wal-Mart!!) , but always interesting to see what they have…They’re also a pet store and sell bunnies (the Dutch lop-eared bunnies are ADORABLE!!) and puppies, and some birds, and chickens, doves, ducks and the occasional – I kid you not !! – miniature pony! Considering we’re ten minutes from downtown, I wonder just WHO buys all this, especially the horse feed – and have decided that people must drive to get their supplies there – they must have a very loyal customer base! Because sell they do (I once saw them loading bags of horse feed onto a pick-up), and I can’t imagine that the townhouse and apartment dwellers buy feed or keep a horse! But maybe they keep a horse out in Hill Country, who knows….well, it certainly reminds me that I live in Texas and that Texas’ country roots go deep!
- 11 Jul, 2008
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