Monday, May 4, 2009

MONDAY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Hi everyone! This week I thought I would share with you a couple of photos from my little balcony garden. I started my herb garden just after Christmas when my Mum gave me some herbs and pots for my Christmas present. I was so excited because I really wanted it and was even more surprised because she really spoiled me with a lot of them.

I have tried my best to keep them all alive and although a couple have sadley passed away I have managged to keep most of them alive. About a week ago we had non-stop rain and they have just taken off. I love my herbs but I just wish I was a bit better with gardening. I would love to grow heaps more plants and flowers but at the moment I don't have a lot of space to work with living in an apartment. Hopefully one day I will have my very own back yard to work with.

Here are my herbies


My tomatos


I also got the tall cactus from Mum at Christmas and it has grown heaps already.


My partner Alex also has a few bonsai's on the balcony. He got into them a few years ago but at the moment they have been a bit neglected. The poor things :(

16 comments:

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Michelle,

Your herb garden is doing very nicely. Love the gorgeous tomatoes.
Tell your partner to take care of the Bonsai trees. They are too lovely to see them die.:)

Linda Fleming said...

What a wonderful garden! I've never had luck with herbs- they always get pests and die. You have taken a small space and truly made a garden of it!

Plants love that rain water, don't they? I always have a bucket sitting under a drain pipe to collect rain water that I can use to water my plants in between rains. Plants just seem to do so much better with rain water instead of tap water.

Carla said...

Nice! Looks like you have a nice little garden going.

Jennifer Rose said...

your little herb garden looks great :D I'm jealous you can get a cacti to grow, love the pot its in :D

Kerry said...

Makes me wish I had a Herb garden, but I don't have room for much in this crappy yard (: I'll be growiing my tomatoes in one of those upside down things.

Bradley said...

Hi Michelle,

I love the photos of your herb garden! You're really doing wel1, even the tomatoes look good! I love seeing what photos you and Mum put on your blogs, it is so interesting! I'm glad your plants are growing nicely even after the lot of rain!

Love Brad!
xoxox

Maria said...

Yum, yum, yum is all I can say ... they are thriving:) Well done! So you must like cooking too then?

Thanks for going in the draw for my Giveaway ... fingers crossed:)
cheers, Maria

Serena said...

WOW! They've certainly come along well after the rain. Those tomatoes are going to taste so much better than the shop variety. Great pics, Shell!

love,
Mum xo

Genie Sea said...

Oh how splendid your balcony garden is! I can only imagine how magnificent your backyard garden will be! :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Well for all that little space you certainly have created a lovely green patch for yourself. Love the bonsais.

Michelle Eaton said...

Thanks everyone!

Linda - My plants do seem to like the rain water better then the tap water. I think maybe because tap water is filtered. Thats a good idea about putting a bucket in the rain to water my plants with.

Jennifer - The cacti seems to take care of itself. I think maybe cause Queensland has such hot weather they must grow well.

Maria - I dont mind cooking although I'm not great at it.My back injury causes me a lot of problems in the kitchen which is annoying.
I have all my fingers and toes crossed for your givaway :)

BumbleVee said...

well, it looks like a little garden paradise right there on the balcony! You're doing a great job....

oh, and, uhm,.... Alex??.... get out yer hedge trimmers for those poor Bonsai plants willya !...

Michelle Eaton said...

Vee - Lol, don't worry I tell him all the time to do something about them. They do need a bit of a trim though :)

HElen said...

Wonderful herb garden!
I planted some herbs and veggie and now are waiting for sun as we have rains and now need some shining :)
Love those tomatoes, going to be yummy! :)

Sandy said...

Hi MIchelle, I didn't realize you were doing the photo of the week so I'll be sure to come back. Lovely herbies...I keep meaning to begin an herb garden by my kitchen window.

Genie Sea said...

When you have a moment, Michelle, come to my blog please. I have given you an award :)