Tag Archives: Container gardening

My Balcony Jungle

Yuccas dominate my balcony garden. But, thanks to the lockdown, I’ve been trying to grow food as well. In the foreground is a lemon tree I started from seed. It has yet to produce lemons, not even one flower. Keith … Continue reading

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Catering to a Seed

Every morning I go on my balcony to see if the seeds I planted from my store bought cherry tomatoes have started to grow. Despite my desire to do things in a hurry, the seeds grow at their own pace, … Continue reading

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The Garden of Eden on a Balcony

In the U.S. more people have died of the coronavirus than from the September 11 massacre. In Italy, we’ve reached a plateau indicating that things are getting better. Unfortunately, because so many parents are freaking out having to stay inside … Continue reading

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It’s time to grow your own.

Day 12 Yesterday was a beautiful day because the sun was shining. Since the lockdown, smog is practically non-existent and the air feels good. One thing you have to know about Italians is that they are addicted to sunshine. It’s … Continue reading

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Pruning…once again

We are busy trimming our bougainvillea so that its energy will move forward and, with time, wrap itself around our terrace. I have created a little window so that I can watch as my neighbor’s apricot tree makes its fruit that … Continue reading

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