The first snow has covered my city and all the trees have got white branches. But inside on the zen balcony there is a small winter garden with many beautiful flowers. Don't get me wrong, I love ALL flowers and I can't help but be amazed by their natural perfect imperfection. And yes, I do have a weakness for yellow flowers... That being said, mums have a special place in my heart, perhaps because they cheer us up especially in the "grey" season. And that smell....aaaah!
I went a little overboard at the market place and bought not one pot, but three of them :)) They were cheap from the farmers and oh so pretty... My first instinct was to buy all the mum pots in the same color. Which color? Well... purple, of course! In the end, I just bought three different flower colors: white, yellow and purple mums for a visual delight. But the purple ones were still my favorite so you can spot them here and here.
Speaking of purple flowers, here you can spy one last petunia hidden between the sago palm leaves. Also, this wonderful purple bell flower - I never knew its name, perhaps someone can help me with that, please :) And far away in the foreground I've got a fake shamrock and a blood-leaf both with purple leaves ;) Enough rambling, Meeha, better get back to the bursting colors of the mums!
As I am being constantly restless with my home decor, little changes can be seen on the small balcony, as well. For example, one of the DIY pink coffee tables came to live here - and it goes so well with the purple flowers from across the lane! In the little storage area there are a bunch of unused flower pots and some boxes with extra stuff I don't normally use. In a small home, every square inch of storage matters!