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Old 05-19-2010, 07:38 PM   #21
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But, but, Booboo, they (the powers that be) said the pix no longer need to be resized! Something btw, I simply don't have time to do. I use the same process to upload my pix as I did when WG first started. After some of the latest upgrades, WG told us resizing was no longer necessary. My pix are the same as always.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:01 PM   #22
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~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010253.jpg Two of the three hanging baskets

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010254.jpg The extra plants without a pot to plant in

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010257.jpg These are surviving well since I planted them last night

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010259.jpg See how small the balcony is?

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #23
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~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010381.jpg Hanging basket of Lobelia

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Old 05-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #24
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I saw salad greens in one.

Your balcony is gorgeous!
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:39 PM   #25
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~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010227.jpg I call this my Salad Bar! And there's another one too.

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010358.jpg Love how this pot turned out

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010259.jpg One end of the balcony

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010370.jpg One hanging basket of white Lobelia and two of a pale blue Lobelia.

Picked up some Micro Green seeds and various other salad greens. Now I can sit out there and enjoy my jungle-in-process in between Peregrine duties!
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:58 PM   #26
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It sounds like a beautiful retreat.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:39 PM   #27
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It is! I watched a baby robin and another bird start nesting in a neighbor's decorative bird house.

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Old 05-25-2010, 01:20 AM   #28
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Looking good!!! Lookin good!!! I thought of you the other day when I was reading a list of native plants suggested for green roofs. Most of them would work really good in containers too. The gal who created the list was a Donna Olsen I think. Here's some more ideas from her if you have empty containers,
Forbs:
nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum)
prairie onion (Allium stellatum)
pasque flower (Anemone patens)
field pussy toes (Antennaria neglecta)
plantain-leaved pussy toes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)
sky blue aster (Aster azureus)
heath aster (Aster ericoides)
flax-leaved aster (Aster linariifolius)
aromatic aster (Aster oblongifolius)
harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
partridge pea (Cassia fasciculata)
sand coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
stiff coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)
white prairie clover (Dalea candidum)
purple prairie clover (Dalea purpureum)
prairie spurge (Euphorbia corollata)
wild strawberry (Fragaria viginiana)
woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)
western sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis)
alum root (Heuchera richardsonii)
false dandilion (Koeleria cristata)
cylindrical blazingstar (Liatris cylindrica)
wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)
spotted horsemint (Monarda punctata)
sand primrose (Oenothera clelandii)
eastern prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa)
prairie fame flower (Phemeranthus rugospermus)
prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa)
prairie cinquifoil (Potentilla arguta)
prairie buttercup (Ranunculus rhomboideus)
black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
small skullcap (Scutellaria leonardii)
old-field goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)
common spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
prairie violet (Viola pedatifida)
heartleaf golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:04 PM   #29
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I just found one empty container in the storage area but it was from an indoor palm and all the real estate on the balcony is claimed. If I crammed it out there it wouldn't get any sun.
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I'm gonna cram it out there!

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010904.jpg Look how the trumpet vine is thriving!

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010589.jpg WHAT IS THIS? I loved it but it dried out and died!

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010539.jpg Thought this might attract hummers

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010559.jpg WHAT IS THIS? It's in my salad bars but the leaves don't look like salad. Should I keep it? Already tossed one that was in another salad bar

~Making a Balcony Jungle~-p1010558.jpg The best part of a Gerbera daisy!
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