On these first days of December I'm looking back on the past 11 months of balcony gardening. For a start, I've selected one plant portrait for each month. During the next couple of weeks, I'll write some posts about my balcony-tested favourites -- in case you'd like to try something new in your 2011 garden.
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigra' (Black Mondo Grass)
Narcissus 'Tête à Tête'
Violas and Heuchera 'Obsidian'
Lewisia cotyledon forma alba
Lettuce, Paris Market Mix -
Curly Endive (Frisée), Escarole, Chicory 'Blonde',
Red Oakleaf & Red Salad Bowl Lettuces, Arugula, Chervil
Lettuce, 'Sea of Red'
Calibrachoa 'Compact Safran'
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' (Golden Oregano)
Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus (Red-veined Sorrel)
Thymus x citriodorus 'Doone Valley' (Doone Valley Thyme)
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen' ('Crimson Queen' Japanese Maple)