My book (called My Balcony, My Garden: The complete guide to planning, potting, and growing an apartment garden, I don’t think I shared the title yet?) is going to include profiles of different balcony gardeners from across the country. My editor and I were thinking that it would be really fun (and helpful) to show photos of balconies from all sorts of different climates and hear from those balcony gardeners about the challenges and benefits of gardening in their region.
First, I made a Facebook page for My Balcony, My Garden. I would love to connect with people who want to hear about the book over there. I’m going to start photographing some local balconies for the book and I’ll be sharing a few pictures from those shoots. And I’ll share other “sneak peeks” of the book there too. Of course, once the book is published, I’ll use that page to let people know about book events and things like that. I hope you’ll also share ideas and photos there too.
That brings me to how your patio or balcony can be featured in My Balcony, My Garden. As I mentioned, I’m looking for beautiful, interesting apartment/condo gardens from several different regions. Have one of those? Share your best photo of your garden on the Facebook page or in the Life on the Balcony Flickr group. Be sure to include a little bit about yourself and your region.
Here are the regions I’m looking for:
- Pacific Northwest
- Mountain West & Midwest
- Atlantic & North East
If your balcony is profiled in My Balcony, My Garden, I’ll send you a free copy of the book when it comes out so that you can see your garden in all it’s glory.