A downtown Toronto, South/South-west balcony, 24th floor

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I have enthusiastically embraced creating a green space to escape the noise of downtown Toronto. Isn't half the fun of balcony gardening its similarity to redecorating the interior of your home?

My balcony has its own mini-climate which is always much warmer than my friends' who have ground gardens. They think I'm crazy to plant as early as I do, but I've not lost anything to frost yet!

The fountain works and provides an incredibly pleasant patter of water - the perfect foil to the traffic far below me. My friends have suggested additions over the years and I have named each after them - hence the Myers pit (barbecue), the Leroux fountain and the Elkin wall. People vie for an invitation to the "balcony of the gods"!

Thank you Bud Harvey