Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Apartment Gardening


A long time friend (thanks Theo!!) just reminded me about our apartment gardening days.  Between moving and starting new jobs we lived in different apartments for the first ten years we were married.  The gardening bug bit when we moved to Charlottesville, Virginia.  I thought I'd start with a few simple morning glories and was shocked when they took off to the second floor.


Apartment patio garden Charlottesville, Virginia.

Balcony apartment garden in Durham, North Carolina.

I thought I'd give them a whirl again when we moved to North Carolina.  The balcony went wild!  Morning Glories, Moonflowers, and Thunbergia.

You could spot our apartment out of all of them in the compound.  People would be walking along the sidewalk and would stop and call up to the balcony to say hello!  We love chatting to who ever came by.  I don't have much luck with the morning glories here.  I think they miss they sun, heat and humidity of the south.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

So gorgeous! It goes along with my mantra as of late..."bloom where you're planted"!

Camie said...

Morning glories - my favorite flowering climber yet my elusive friend - absolutely lovely!

June said...

Oh, my! I started out gardening in window boxes too. In Brooklyn! If you're bound to be a gardener, you are going to be a gardener wherever you are.

Morning glories give me fits in Maine too! I'm always amazed in LA to see them growing wild.

dmoms said...

anything is possible even gardening in an apartment.

underthebigbluesky said...

i do believe you were meant to be green, my dear!

Stephanie said...

The green leaves with the white walls are so matching. The whole look is clean and neat... wonderful!

Indiana Annie said...

Oh Wow! Talk about maximizing your green space opportunities! I love it. I too started balcony gardening with morning glories back in college, but my display wasn't nearly as impressive as yours.

gardenmama said...

Beautiful green thumb you have there!!
I remember being newly married and apartment gardening there was certainly something fun to being creative with your space and arranging the pretty pots all around you. I also remember gazing wistfully across the street to the beautiful flowers and vegetables planted in the neighbors yard, imagining what my yard could look like some day.

Theo said...

Those were the good ole days...I should of known you had pics...