The Edo morning glory doesn’t have a long season like the perennial Okinawa version. You can see this bloom is already starting to wither.
From my kitchen desk, I can see this lovely decorative pepper, that has purple fruits and flowers at the same time.
From last year, I like these images of the balcony garden in late fall, still crowded and with leaves turning color, the previous year’s purple salvia re-bloom, and new pink gerber daisies as highlights.
My mint is suddenly full of purple flowers. And in the late afternoon sunlight, the leaves turn gold and red. It’s a fall moment.
I love having herbs on my city balcony: for cooking, for scent, and for variety. Mint is ridiculously easy to grow, and I hope the seeds travel and plant themselves somewhere nearby.