Dear ladies, this is how my small balcony looks in the first days of March. I promised you some pics and I hope you won't be very disappointed. I know that usually my little zen spot is bursting with flowers, but this post is about a flowerless balcony. Nevertheless, I like it very much like this, all white with the green popping out of the picture. White and green, what a soothing combo!
The balcony is enclosed with glass, but the Romanian winters are very cold and there is no heater in here, so the temperature inside the balcony is very low during the cold months, somewhere around 5 to 10 degrees C (40-50 F). Not many plants are sturdy enough to endure such a cool climate, so many of my pots go inside the apartment during wintertime. The ones that make it are the evergreen house friends: ferns, sago palms, umbrella trees, spider plants and succulents.
The lack of flowers didn't stop me from adding a little bit of color, though. There are colorful pot holders in the storage area, also the loveliest blue dotted storage box and an old friend, the shaman who acts as a cool doorstop for the balcony in the summertime. All these little spots of intense color pop out from the white background, so I keep things simple and uncluttered in here. Painting the storage area white was the best idea I had for the balcony makeover, as you can see here.