I am always on the look-out for blogs about gardening in small spaces, like apartment patio gardens, balconies or terraces. But they seem to be few and far between.
Most that I stumble across haven't posted in a long time, which makes me sad.
I know there have to be lots of people out there gardening in small spaces, and probably some of them bloggers, but I can't find them.
There is 66 Square Feet.
Reading My Tea Leaves is a great blog, but more about apartment living than any kind of gardening.
Do you know of any other small space gardening blogs?
One of the main reasons I chose this apartment over three years ago (yes, it's been that long) was because of the delightfully big patio where I so enjoy gardening.
And the dogs love that patio as well.
If I allowed it, Charlie would be out there constantly.
But as I've mentioned before, he tends to be a barker when there's any sound and I can't have him disturbing my neighbors.
So he's out there under my watchful eye.
Right now I have a dog sleeping on either side of me, sprawled out on their tummies. I have the patio door open and the screen is closed so that I can let some fresh air in while it's raining.
I also enjoy hearing the birdsong that seems to be everywhere right now.
I hear the resident ducks squawking out there somewhere too.
I love Apartment Therapy. The guy who started that site has been extremely successful.
So I just wonder why there aren't more sites suited to apartment and small space dwellers.
If you know of any, leave a comment and let me know. It sure would be nice to read find other gardeners living in small spaces who make it work.
Although, I realize my space, as large as it is and also privacy fenced, is pretty unusual. At least in these parts.
Last fall, I ended up giving all my house plants to the apartment manager who now has them in her office. I was in there yesterday signing a new lease, and I noticed how well they are doing.
When I had them, gnats were everywhere and drove the dogs crazy. But they look wonderful under her care.
So one of my next projects will be bringing in a house plant to test the waters again. Flying insects of any variety just make Abi and Charlie shake terribly and run under the bed.
They seem positively traumatized by them.
I know it must be my watering habits. But the apartment manager, Carolee, said she waters them every other day, and she sees no gnats.
Live and learn, as they say. And also, try...try again.