Looking back...

301/365On 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.

JANUARY

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigra' (Black Mondo Grass)

FEBRUARY

Tête-à-Tête Narcissus

Narcissus 'Tête à Tête'

MARCH

Violas & Heuchera

Violas and Heuchera 'Obsidian'

APRIL

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Lewisia cotyledon forma alba

MAY

Lettuce, Paris Market Mix

Lettuce, Paris Market Mix -
Curly Endive (Frisée), Escarole, Chicory 'Blonde',
Red Oakleaf & Red Salad Bowl Lettuces, Arugula, Chervil

JUNE

163/365

Lettuce, 'Sea of Red'

JULY

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa 'Compact Safran'

AUGUST

239/365

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' (Golden Oregano)

SEPTEMBER

247/365

Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus (Red-veined Sorrel)

OCTOBER

Doone Valley Thyme at the end of October

Thymus x citriodorus 'Doone Valley' (Doone Valley Thyme)

NOVEMBER

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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen' ('Crimson Queen' Japanese Maple)
(Zones 5-8)