Over the past almost 2 months now, (I cannot believe its almost July already!) I have been watching with delight as my garden has been brimming with growing activity, soaking up the warm sunshine that cascades over our west facing balcony each afternoon. We have had ample rain, and lots and lots of sunshine (a noticeably warmer start than normal for this region) and my herbs, veggies and flowers have responded nicely! I’m happy to say that other than soil, water, and some good love and TLC, I haven’t added anything to my greenery – no pesticides, no herbicides, nothing! The only thing I have is Charlotte, (a little spider I discovered on my deck one day) who despite initial water logging & destruction of all her webs, continued to nest under my herb planter until I gave up trying to get her to vacate the area (or plan her demise ’cause I’m superstitious and I hate when it rains a lot) in hopes that maybe she would encourage the flies and other small things to leave my plants alone. My plan worked. Other than Charlotte, nothing else dares nests anywhere near my plants, and she’s become my little garden bodyguard.
Cherry Tomato Plant & a Fig Tree Plant ( planters are from Urban Barn)
Cilantro (Coriander), Curly & Italian Parsley, Tarragon, Dill, Thyme, Rosemary & Mint
My Strawberries ( This awesome stand came with the plant)
Catnip & the Catnip Lover, my cat Beefake 🙂