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December 2009

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!

by Fern on December 31, 2009

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In order to bring in the good things that I hope 2010 has to come, I thought I would get started on the last day of 2009 with something special for Life on the Balcony readers. I really appreciate the comments, support, and suggestions, and wanted to give you all something to say “Thanks!”

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My Plans For My New Balcony

by Fern on December 30, 2009

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I have gotten 99% of my plants over to the new place. Unfortunately most of them are hiding out in the garage, which isn’t exactly a great place for a living thing that needs light to survive. The problem is, my plants are in really large heavy pots, and until last night, I hadn’t even worked out where to place them on my balcony. I allowed myself to procrastinate on lugging them up the stairs until I had a plan.

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5 “Been There, Done That” Tips for Moving With Your Potted Plants

December 29, 2009
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Last year I shared tips from a master gardener on how to move your plants to a new balcony with as little damage as possible. They were pretty good tips, but required you to move your plants inside an enclosed moving van and not in a car or the bed of a pickup truck. But […]

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Short Hiatus

December 27, 2009

I wanted to take a second to apologize for the lack of posts this week. I’m in the midst of moving and I thought I would be able to keep on top of writing posts for LOTB, but obviously I underestimated how exhausting moving is and my need for more than 2 or 3 hours […]

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How Long Should I Wait Before Complaining About My Neighbor’s Christmas Lights?!

December 23, 2009
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Photo by Jenny Peterson The condo association in charge of our new place has all sorts of rules, most of which I see my neighbors breaking left and right. For example, you’re not supposed to hang any planters on the railings of the balcony, but I have seen at least two people doing just that. […]

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What Was Your Favorite Life on the Balcony Post of 2009?

December 21, 2009
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We’re getting to that time of year when “Best of…” lists become popular, and I’m not immune. Of course, I have my favorites, but I thought I’d include a reader’s favorite too. The posts included in the polls are the ten posts with the most pageviews in 2009. Vote below for the post you enjoyed […]

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Involuntary Plantslaughter – You’re Not Alone!

December 20, 2009
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There is no doubt about it, killing a plant is a real bummer. But don’t feel too bad, everyone has done it. Any gardener that tells you they’ve never killed anything is either lying or hasn’t been gardening for very long.

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Honest Scrap Award

December 19, 2009

Laura of Punk Rock Gardens tagged me with an Honest Scrap Award, which as far as I can tell, means I have to tell you ten interesting–and honest–things about myself. As hard as this is to believe, I really hate talking about myself (what kind of dork has a blog but doesn’t like to be […]

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Is it Too Early to Talk About Resolutions?

December 18, 2009
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I know it’s only’s December 18th, but is it too early to start thinking about what we should do better next year? Because I already have a couple of resolutions in mind. For starters, I don’t want to buy a single plant in 2010. I’m going to grow everything from seed or propagate them from […]

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How to Grow Jasmine Indoors

December 16, 2009
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Can you imagine the wonderful smell of jasmine scenting your home? Not to mention how beautiful it would look!

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