Monday, September 10, 2007

Urban Balcony Gardens


Just the other day I went on a walk through my neighborhood and noticed that there really ain't that many balcony gardens around. Even though there are a lot of reasons for starting your own balcony garden, it seems that most of people in my neighborhood don't think so or simply don't care.
Most of the balconies are left empty, letting the concrete jungle take over. However, those balconies that are transformed into urban gardens are mostly flower gardens usually created for pleasing the eye.



I must say that I haven't seen any veggies or herbs on these urban balcony gardens, but on the other hand you can't see what's growing on my balcony either. Some of them are simply to far away for my eye or even camera to capture it right. That's also the main reason why you haven't seen a single photo of my balcony garden from the street view, but maybe one day with a better camera that will change. For the time being, I'll be posting photos of various balcony gardens I stumble upon while walking the streets of Zagreb, just like this one.



19 comments:

funtimehappygardenexplosion said...

i like the second garden. i'd like to see many many more.

Wurzerl said...

Hi, I'm here the first time and I think your balcony post is very interest. It's the same like in the garden. One garden is full of plants and in another you can't find blooming plants.
Wish you a good Sunday Wurzerl

salinya said...

bring us more! :)

Anonymous said...

I want to start my garden balcony too and chanced upon your blog. Got lots of inspiration from it. Love to read more posting of yours!

Regards,
Teresa
Singapore

Viooltje said...

Just my luck, I stumble into a neighbour-gardener's blog but he seems to be lost, walking the streets of Zagreb. We want more balcony pics! One pair of eager li'l greenthumbs can turn a whole pile of concrete blocks into an infinite pleasure to the eye !

kate said...

Balcony gardens make such a wonderful difference in breaking up concrete stretches in the sky. I used to garden on a balcony - it was amazing how many veggies & herbs I could grow in a very limited space.

Klaus Seistrup said...

Where did you go? No updates on your urban garden, nor on your stevia blog, for ages.

Cheers.

Art artists modern art said...

Nice Urban Gardens.....But in Balcony its Wondered.....

Cheese said...

Glad to hear you want to see lots of balcony food growers!

I'm trying lots of different vegetables on our tiny balcony this year. I'd like to encourage others to do the same and share how I get on at http://www.eightsquaremetres.com

Looking for a job Apply Now! said...

Great Idea! I have a balcony too and I don't know what to put on. Thanks God! I read your blog and now I have an idea how to make it beautiful.

wall art said...

I love balcony gardens.. they add some nice greenery to just regular concrete

Chandramouli S said...

I love the second garden better. The first one looks unruly and sad. Balcony gardens are interesting coz it reflects your creativity!

diane said...

This looks freaking awesome!

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Joan said...

Hey, hope you and your apartment balcony are doing well in 2010. Any updates?

Your comment about balcony gardens planted with flowers that are "pleasing to the eye" is interesting. Yes, pleasing to the eye and calming to the soul. I get hours of visual enjoyment from my balcony and as well, I am learning the calming, meditative value of maintaining and fussing in my garden. I admire those of you who grow your own veggies out there!

tehC said...

balcony garden is beautiful and can get more green to our mother nature. if i have balcony, i will plant herb that can give more great in making green recipe..

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It is very beautiful.

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