Friday, July 17, 2009

It's a jungle out there!

Some of the plants I'm growing on my balcony are looking really good, so I thought I'd snap a few photos to show you all!



This plant provided me with the leaves that I used to make these pendants.



I bought this succulent at an art festival, and it's pretty much the coolest plant ever. I love the bubble-like foliage.



My dad bought me a miniature rose bush for Valentine's day 2007. I have managed to keep it alive ever since, which is good because I am reminded of my dear ole' daddy every time I look out the window and see these tiny blooms staring back at me.



Just look at these adorable baby chamomile plants! I planted these seeds late in the season, so I'm not even sure it they'll make it to maturity before the first freeze. Even if they don't, it will be worth it just to watch them grow; that's half the fun!



I don't mind spiders hanging out on my balcony. They eat biting insects, so they are more than welcome here.



I'm about to go cook up some dinner and pester my boyfriend until he gives in and plays a game of Scrabble with me. What kind of plans do you have for the weekend? No matter what you do, I hope you enjoy yourselves. ♥

19 comments:

Pili said...

Awww, you have such a wonderful garden! Lovely miniature roses!

I have no green hand, I forget to water plants all the time! But my mum is awesome at it!

My plans for the weekend aren't much, but it's my first weekend off in what it seems a really long time, so I don't mind the quiet!

babalisme said...

This is my first time seeing a bubble like plant! wow! A succulent?? That's new to me! aww you always share the best-est thing

Renee said...

I love how the plants on the table streeeeeeeetch for the sun. Oh and I also love Scrabble!

OliveStreetStudio said...

i saw your blog through AUdrey's COuntry Craft entry. i LOVE the terrace garden! My hubby and I play Scrabble too...but I need to twist his arm to play bc he tends to lose. And he doesn't like that. :-0

Brigid said...

Pretty plants! Mine all look very sad right now. Parsley doesn't like the heat we've been getting.

I have my play today, but other than that no weekend plans -- just how I like it once in a while.

Simes. said...

Wonderful blog!
Take a look of ours whenever u want!
Love,
A&A

Lemon Shortbread said...

Succulents are awesome... their sheer variety and so easy to maintain! The spiders on the hand, are best kept outside lol

Estela said...

I love that you managed to keep the rose bush going for 2 years!! That's awesome

wonderful "jungle"!!

Tara said...

I love plant photos! That leaf is awesome!

Denise said...

wonderful shots - love the closeup of the leaf!

Terresa said...

Spiders are dear friends of ours, too, ever since my then-fiance (now husband) took my hand and stopped me to watch the most amazing spider spin a web at the San Diego Zoo years ago. It was an event!

Audrey said...

Lovely pictures!! I've never seen the bubble plant, that's really cool! Love the yellow rose too, nice you have it from your dad.

cabin + cub said...

Hope you had a great weekend! Your plants look lovely.. the rose is so cute! I will have to look into maybe planting flowers on ours next year.

KnockKnocking said...

Hee Hee, now I have the Monk soundtrack stuck in my head.... Lovely lovely garden honey.

xoxo

Agnes

lolo said...

Awesome... I have really bad hand with plants and flowers and I love them so much! Lovely garden!

Lolo :-)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

ayyy... a green thumb.

Rheea said...

Your house look more like a farm with all the beautiful plants, lake and visiting amimals! I always love country lifestyle.. can I stay over for a holiday?!!! lol.

Rheea

Rose said...

Great photos. I love watching seeds grow!

Rose

Louisa said...

Wow your garden is amazing! Those are some really cool plants.