One can probably tell from my recent photo challenges of late that I am a bit obsessed with flowers. So it’s no surprise really that “G” would be for gardening.  I find it calming, relatively easy (especially since I mostly don’t know what I am doing) and there has been a nice pay-off so far. I have daisies and nearly year-old zinnias growing on my back balcony along with some windowsill herbs, rosemary and a succulent.

What might be surprising is that I would like to plant more food, despite living in a second-floor apartment with a balcony that faces West.  The little monkey and I seeded some strawberries yesterday and I’ve got these little babies that need to be put in some sort of raised bed:

Things to plant


I know, I know, I couldn’t resist throwing a few flowers into the mix.  What I really would like to explore though is the best way to irrigate my apartment garden without contributing to the drought.

Any other apartment gardeners willing to share their ideas?  I’m eager to listen 🙂


For more on the A to Z Challenge, please go HERE.

Stay tuned during the month of April to see what other subjects I want to explore…I’ll return to my senses on May 1. To see what I might usually post on a Wednesday, go HERE.