vendredi 4 mars 2011

Balcony in 12th arr

Last year I was pleased to be invited to help a friend bring some colour to her windows.  She lived in a typical Haussmanian flat near the Gare du Lyon and her favourite colours are yellows, oranges and pinks.

I used her existing windowboxes and pots to create displays of hot pink geraniums, marigolds and ivy and asparagus to give some green (she specifically wanted the asparagus).  A very simple scheme but nice and 'hot'.  I also added some little confier and evergreen 'trees' for the ground level.

Here's some photos of the empty window and then with windowboxes.  The photos don't show how nice the boxes looked eventually, as they were freshly planted  when the photos were taken, but I understand they did bring a welcome breath of nature to her family.  She was kind enough to write a reccomendation for me:-

"Claire took the time to listen to my preferences and took into account the type of light the balconies received. She bought plants, pots and soil and did all the planting in one afternoon. Our three balconies are now filled with flowers that will bloom all spring and summer, as well as ivies, and other greenery to balance out the flowers. Thanks to Claire, we are enjoying a beautiful blooming mini-garden on our balconies and the entire family is delighted. »

2 commentaires:

  1. This balcony garden is very tasteful. So many people try to fill their balcony with as many plants as possible. They end up in a mess.

  2. Thank you! I think that people see plants in the shops and think 'I'd like that' and don't have an overall plan and it ends up being a mish mash. Easier if you start from nothing with a plan and a stong idea of what you want.