Sunday, July 12, 2009

Balcony Plants

Deck plants
I thought I'd do a post on what I have currently growing on my balcony. In a little over two weeks, we will be closing on our new house...every exciting and stressful at the same time. I hope my plants enjoy their new home.

Unfortunately, my strawberry plants are not producing well this year. These are plants I started from crowns a year ago. Some of them didn't make it through the winter, which is to be expected. I should have re-potted with fresh potting soil...oh well.


My dwarf top hat blueberry bush was loaded with flowers this spring. Too bad the birds have gotten to most of the fruit. I'll have to consider making a fruit cage or at least apply some netting in the new garden.

Top Hat blueberry

My lemongrass has definitely seen better days. It was started from a few stalks I purchased at the Asian market and flourished throughout last summer. It even overwintered pretty well inside our apartment. I think I set it out too early this spring and the ocean chill got to it. I'll probably chuck it and start all over again next spring. I'd like to come up with a plan to grow lemongrass in my garden, freeze most of the harvest in the fall, overwinter a few stalks inside, and plant the root divisions the following spring.


My kaffir lime is doing very well. I purchased it as a start back in January. It came in a 2 inch pot and has since put on considerable size. I'm hoping to be able to harvest some leaves and fruits within the next couple of years.

Kaffir Lime

Finally, my rosemary is looking lovely again this year, deep green and tinged with burgundy. I hoping it will flower one of these days.



  1. Good luck to you on your new home.
    I hope all goes well.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I think every one should have own herb garden in their house. Its very useful and looks cool.