This evening, the little one and I will be off to Germany where we will spend three weeks with my family. I am feeling a bit biased about it – on the one hand, I am looking forward meeting my family and visiting Northern Germany again, especially since the temperatures are going to be so much more agreable for a by now 8 month pregnant belly, but on the other hand…well, 8 months….I think it is going to be one last exhausting journey that I will make before the baby is due at the beginning of September.
I also feel a bit sad to leave the garden behind for such a long time. So many vegetables are just about to be ready, and I find weed to pull out every single day….how is it going to look like when I return in three weeks?
But instead of the garden, I will show you our balcony today as I have promised a balcony update for quite some time now. My goal this year is to make the balcony as green as possible while still being able to eat and play there (kind of a compromise for all the trees that are gone around our building…).
So this is how the balcony looked like in March when I started to clean up:
And this is how it looks nowadays:
Special treats are the cherries, the woodland strawberries, tomatos and a Peruvian ground cherry (though I am not sure whether it will grow big enough to have any berries this year). And of course the new hanging seat that Karsten got for his birthday – such a great and relaxing thing to have on a balcony!!! Only the blueberries, one of Karsten’s most wanted plants for the balcony, are turning out to be a slight dissappointment…so far we counted maybe ten berries. 🙂