My Great Outdoors: Anna-Lyssa's Lovely Balcony

My Great Outdoors: Anna-Lyssa's Lovely Balcony

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Janel Laban
Jun 15, 2009

Name: Anna-Lyssa

Location: Montreal

Type of space: Balcony

Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: I love my little balcony so much, I can't even express it. First of all, even when it was still freezing here, we were already using it as our "breakfast room" in the morning, we just bundled up really well in coats and hats and blankets...

Now I spend as much time there as inside, eating meals, having coffee, or drinks, reading, training the dog not to bark at other dogs...

Also, I find that spending time listening to the birds, feeling the sun on my shoulders, gazing at the plants and taking care of them, creates such a feeling of peace and well-being, I can't imagine what I'll do in the winter again!

How did you create it?:
I started getting plants and hanging pots pretty early in the spring and slowly added more and more plants. I found the wrought iron chairs at a garage sale in the fall. After much searching I finally found the table on Craigslist and promptly had dinner on it with my Dad. Best dinner ever.

Recommended store, site, product or resource?
The Mont Royal metro open market for plants - it's open 24 hours :)

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