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My Own Garden of Eden

 A place to relax.  A place to enjoy the weather.  A place for conversation.  A place to dine.  A place to unwind. 

Our balcony A place to dine

Flowers.  A view.  Butterflies.  Fresh air.  Ripening tomatoes.

Butterfly on the Balcony

Our balcony


Growing Tomatoes

Almost Ripe!

It's our condo balcony.  All 40 feet by 6 feet of it.

Flowers on the Balcony

And it's our own private Garden of Eden.


Serpents not invited.  They can't crawl up 16 stories anyways.

 

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Comment balloon 31 commentsBrian Block • August 10 2008 04:05PM

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Hi Brian... Will you please come to Dallas and make my balcony look as nice as yours?  Just remember, I need hearty and drought resistent plants that do well in 90-105 degree heat!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

I do .....   and if it wasn't raining I would toss up a few photos but too ugly out.    Looks relaxing though... make sure you serve your wife dinner out there from time to time

Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) over 9 years ago

Brian, the flowers are simply gorgeous and I swear it is Eden too. What a great shot too with the butterfly.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Very nice.  Here in Charlottesville, we are blessed with some of the most beautiful views of the forests, rivers, farms, horses and of course the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I understand why Thomas Jefferson loved it here so much. 

Posted by Karen Gentry>>Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Professional (RE/MAX Excellence-Charlottesville VA) over 9 years ago

Brian,

At least they are good tomatoes and not the ones that were tainted. Enjoy the summer growing:)

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Lucky you.  The Deer are not going to eat your tomato plans the night you plant them.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brian,

Seems like a nice sized and very usable balcony!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Don't count the serpants out as they can get pretty high but if they do you can be sure they will be pretty tired out.

Posted by Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads (Resh Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Our back yard is our get away also. Nice view the flowers add so much.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 9 years ago

Brian- Absolutely gorgeous photos of colorful flowers and your own private garden of eden. It is so pretty on your balcony. We see snakes often in our gardens here.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 9 years ago

Brian,

Beautiful! Living here in the Arizona desert I really appreciate the photos. Keep up the great photo posts.

Posted by Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040 over 9 years ago

Hi Brian,  what a beautiful Garden of Eden and free of all snakes.  If you ever have snakes let me know I have a sure fire way of getting rid of them.  Your photos are beautiful.  Take the rest of the day off and enjoy your Garden!

Posted by Janie Masterson, Realtor GRI CLHMS - Trusted Real Estate Resource (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!  I have to say I am working on my garden at home but it's not a "Garden of Eden" yet! 

Posted by Toni House, Realtor, Baton Rouge Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty- Red Stick Partners) over 9 years ago

STEVE:  My green thumb only travels so far.  I'm too busy enjoying my own garden right now to take the trip out to Dallas.  But thanks for the invitation.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

DESIREE:  This time of year we actually eat all of our meals out on the balcony.  It's wonderful.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

GARY:  Thanks!  I snapped the butterfly shots around 6:30 a.m. and had to be quiet because my wife was still asleep.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

KAREN:  It's been many years since I've visited Charlottesville and even then it was for a very short visit for a wedding.  I need to get back there at some point.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

NEAL:  Yes -- and they are almost ripe!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

LENN:  We certainly don't have deer problems here on the 16th floor.  I'd be really scared and freaked out if I woke up to find a deer on our balcony for more reasons than one!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

FRAN:  They are the biggest balconies around!  We love it.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

DENISE:  The only animals we get up here are doves, hummingbirds, other birds, and butterflies.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

TERRY:  We love this time of year with the flowers in full bloom.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

KATERINA:  Thanks for your comment.  It really cheers us up to see the flowers out on the balcony every day.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

LINDA:  Thanks.  I do need to get out and take more photos.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

JANIE:  Thanks for your comments and compliments.  All I need now is a hammock.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

TONI:  Thanks for your comment.  Good luck with your garden.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

Brian,

WoW, I'm amazed that the butterflies are visiting your balcony garden 16 floors up. I have a garden on my second floor balcony and have yet to see a butterfly visit it (although the mourning doves visit regularly).

Beautiful photos, thanks so much for sharing!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Brian  Our Garden of Eden is now a town home backyard - it is a registered wildlife habitat - we moved from an acre - we like our "petite" yard because it backs to the Occoquan Reservoir preserve and we see "serpents" of all types.  We're not old enough for a condo balcony yet,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

JO-ANNE:  Out of curiosity, I looked it up the other day and some butterflies can fly up to 10,000 feet high!  Thanks for your comments.  We absolutely love the balcony garden.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

KAREN:  Sounds like a wonderful backyard.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

Amazing what you can do in such a compact space - lovely!

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Haven - Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) almost 9 years ago

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