by germinatrix | May 20th, 2011
A few weeks ago I was at my friend Nick’s apartment for tea, and I was taken with his tiny balcony garden – itty bitty and fearless!
Every plant placed in this small, charming space is DANGEROUS! Spines, spikes, thorns, fuzz – I absolutely loved it, so I had to ask if I could show it here, on the blog. The next day, I got these lovely photos emailed to me! The images are by Peter Lynde (my photos aren’t this good!), and I thank he and Nick for taking the time to document the sharpest balcony around for me.
It is really hard to get a sense of the spiny charm of the space, because it is so bitty you can’t even stand in it to photograph. It isn’t a space to occupy, just a nice visual coda to the sunny apartment. Nick created an intensely planted tableaux. A garden doesn’t always have to be a space to be occupied, it can just be a visual; a statement. And to put so many sharp, aggressive plants in one small space is a bold move that I can really get behind!
Bravo, little balcony! Bravo, Nick!
If I had one, I’d do the same thing …
Damn! Now I want a balcony! How do I add one of those to my one-story house? Hmmm … the wheels are turning…
XOXO Your Germinatrix
This post is dedicated to the Queen of all Balconies, the incomparable Fern Richardson of Life on the Balcony!