summer on the balcony

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. ­čÖé

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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