I haven't blogged in the last few days because Pat's and my commute time has risen to two and a half hours in the evening. I love car pooling with Pat because it's quality time we can spend together. If you can call two plus hours of white knuckle driving quality. It's been snowing a pretty type of snow that is fun to watch but tough to drive in. The snow trucks can't seem to get ahead of it. By the time we get home, it's too dark to take pictures. But enough about the snow.
This is Katie and Sean's home. Didn't know that New England colonists made it all the way to California to build colonial style townhouses, did you? What they want Pat, Annie and me to create is an outside room, using bushes, trees and perennials as a sight block and background. Everything has to be low maintenance because of their schedule. That and the garden gene in their DNA hasn't kicked in yet. The front faces northeast and gets only morning sun.
The balcony faces southwest and gets full afternoon sun from noon on. We found an excellent balcony pot at a blotanical member site. You can check out the pots at urbangardensweb at:
We were thinking of potato and vinca vines on the outside of the balcony and herbs on the inside. Something in a pot in one corner.
Once again, I ask all my friends at Blotanical for help. This rust belt gardener needs all the help he can get.