It is high time I showed you my house outdoors that I've been complaining about all the time! For the newcomers, I live in a groundfloor apartment in the center of the city of Heraklion and I have no terrace, patio, backyard, balcony or a decent outdoor space whatsoever to spend some time in (and that is a real torture considering the ample sun light and the warm weather 300 days a year we have in Crete). There are also no plants or trees on the street that I live in which makes things even harder and uglier.
So, I decided to stop being grumpy and just do something about it. With a help of my mom (thanks, mom, you're the best gardener ever!) I put two big concrete planters on the narrow sidewalk in front of the house and a few smaller ones on my two window sills. You can see in the shots above my very young and blossomless bougainvillea in the far left side and the springfire shrub next to the door (which lost its leaves due to some kind of shock but I hope it will get well soon). I also put a basil and a mint, a geranium, two wild asparagus and some other plants I don't know their names.
I can't wait for my loves to grow big and strong and my bougainvillea to bloom and frame the window. I still don't have a place to sit and enjoy the sun but it made a big difference to my interiors as they hide the ugly view, create a fresh atmosphere and almost convince me that I live in a pretty place.
What do you think of them? I hope you like them too ^_^
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