Thursday, March 7, 2013

White And Green Balcony


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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



Good news, my friends! My white and green balcony was featured at The Gingerbread Blog and Craftionary - thank you very, very much for sharing this simple project!
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50 comments:

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy that you like the little balcony!

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    1. Many thanks, Ana, those were my thoughts exactly :)

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  3. Now I really want summer :)
    Plants create prosperity, and I like your balcony!
    Here in Trøndelag (Norway), we must have all the plants inside.
    However, in the garage, we have pots of bulbs.
    They have begun to sprout .. so at the end of March we will put them out :)
    Can not wait!

    Janne

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    1. Spring greetings, Janne! I also had pots of bulbs in the storage on the balcony (behind closed doors, they need darkness) but now they make only green leaves and no flowers :)))))
      I shall buy from the florist new pots!

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  4. Love your pictures! Come to Texas and teach me!! :) Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Tami, you're too sweet! I think that if you put plant pots anywhere, you've got a pretty sight :)

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  5. Love you colorful pots and that white with green balcony is to die for :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Disha! Please come back in a short while, my balcony is usually full of flowers and tomorrow I'll bring in pansies :)

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  6. Frumoasă prima ta zi de mărţişor!
    În două săptămâni îmi pregătesc şi eu florile de primăvară. :)
    O seară plăcută!

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  7. This balcony is so full of light, looks like a greenhouse! I envy you very much!!!!
    http://fantasyjewellery1.blogspot.it/

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  8. I love the pops of color between the green leaves!

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    1. Thank you, Tina, in a few days there will be colored pansies between those green leaves :)

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  9. i think it is just beautiful! i especially love that first image, gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine, I can't wait for tomorrow, when I plan to buy colorful flowers :)

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  10. I like your balcony and the combination of white and green!

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  11. Beautiful balcony Meeha and it's does not seem to be small!!! Love plants! <3

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  12. It looks so beautiful! Love the green, the white, and the spots of color. clean and refreshing xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jutta, clean and refreshing is completely the style of your lovely home :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Olga, have a lovely weekend!

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  14. J'adoooooooooooooore, Meeha!!! Green forever!!
    xoxo,Eva

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    1. Thank you, Ann, now the little balcony needs some daffodils :)

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  16. Lovely balcony! :) Like especially the little pot with animals. Greens and reds look great together too! :)

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    1. The painted post were unique, painted by hand - i bought them at a fair. The one with the giraffe and the snail is my favorite pot!

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  17. A lovely zen-like spot indeed. I adore those painted planters.

    P.S. I (finally) finished my crochet pillow!!!!! I'll share soon! :)

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    1. Thank you, Erica, the hand painted pots are one of a kind, I bought them from their maker at a pottery fair :)

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  18. So beautiful balcony. That must be a a lovely space to spend summertimes! would wish I had more green sense. thank you so much sharing :-)

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  19. Beautiful! It looks somewhat warm there... we have (more) snow today! :(
    I found you today at Salt Tree's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMg206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment, it is almost freezing outside (no more snow, though!) and the balcony is enclosed with glass panels, so the plants are doing ok :)

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    1. Thank you, you should see it when it's full of blooms!

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  21. Geez, I have houseplant envy now.

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    1. Ha ha, thank you, Beth! Have a lovely day :)

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  22. Beautiful space! I need to put some plants in my house...

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  23. Saw your link on the linky party over at A Glimpse Inside. What a beautiful space this is! I love how relaxing it looks. :)

    Stephanie@http://crazylittlelovebirds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much for visiting, Stephanie (and you should see the balcony full of flowers... very soon)! I'm heading over to your blog right now...

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  24. Wow, gorgeous pictures! Your balcony looks lovely.

    I'm hosting my Say G'day linky party at the moment so please pop by if you have a minute-perhaps you could link up this beautiful post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  25. It's lovely and all the green is quite nice for St Pats! :)

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  26. Beautiful! All that greenery makes me feel SO ready for spring! Thanks for linking this up to Monday Funday!

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  27. Such a beautiful space! :) I love the pots. Megan

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  28. I love how you added so much color with just plants! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

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  29. wow, what beautiful plants and pix. one day, i hope to not kill all the plants i encounter! lol!

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  30. Just popped by to say thanks so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party. Hope you can join in again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  31. Beautiful! And I still just want to come to Romania to sit on your balcony....when it's warmer!

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  32. So fresh and welcoming. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
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  33. So gorgeous!! I would love to have a balcony like this! :) Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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