I am glad this 3 month re-painting job is done. There’s something surreal seeing the washing machines lifted outside the building while the foul-smelling balcony floor sealant was applied.
Because the building was inspecting and maintaining the drains, we cleaned out the old rotted path, and all the accumulated dirt and roots that had jumped the pots. The balcony floor is now much cleaner, and it’s easier to move the plants around in new configurations.
With cooler nights, fall is definitely upon us. I took these photos in the first week of November to document the passing of the seasons on our balcony garden. Above a dramatic sunset over Mt Fuji illuminates the very end of the morning glory green curtain. As you can see in the photo below, there are still many flowers, including cosmos, murasaki shikibu, cyclamen, geranium, fujibakama, a creamy daisy, and a few other annuals.
One of the satoyama unit‘s plant is flowering now, while some of the deciduous plants are dropping their leaves.
The black pine bonsai I assembled at Kobayashi Kenji Sensei’s class at Sinajina is doing well.
And we put the ojizō-sama made at the ceramic studio into one of the satoyama units.
More photos of fall plants, including lemon tree, ceramics, and more images of the satoyama units after the jump.