The Greenest Thumb! Contest: Janine's Mini-Balcony-Garden

The Greenest Thumb! Contest: Janine's Mini-Balcony-Garden

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 5, 2006

To all Greenest Thumb Entries

Name: Janine
Location: Nyon, Switzerland!
Size: 1'8" x 10'6"
Favorite Resource: DIY markets, Ikea and Interio


"Although i'm not at all in the designated 'contest area,' i'd like to share with you my 'mini-balcony-garden'. In fact, my balcony is only 1 foot and 8 inches deep, and 10 feet 6 inches wide. It has a slightly oval shape. I managed to find narrow, foldable wooden chairs (i've bought two) and a fold-up table at IKEA....." [more below]

Already two of my neighbours asked me where i've found the furniture as everybody has the same problem with these small balconies.

I have two boxes of strawberries, two roses, some lavender and three small hanging pots where i change frequently the type of flowers. In another box i'm growing small sunflowers from seeds.

My favourite resources for plants and boxes are DIY markets (here in Switzerland : Jumbo or Hornbach ), concerning furniture and accessories i go to IKEA or Interio.

Enjoy the pics! Janine

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