On Monday morning, we got up at the crack of dawn and took the rental car to a cute little garden center I had seen months ago in Hoechburg. Mission? To buy flowers for our balcony looking out into the back garden. We only had a few hours to pick everything out before we had to return the car at noon. Thankfully, the place was pretty quiet early on a Monday morning towards the end of the planting/flower season, so a kind salesperson there helped us pick out our flowers. She even potted them for us, as well, which was totally unexpected and awesome. We spent a fair amount of money on something that will only last us until October or so, but they make me smile each time I see them. And I count that as money well-spent.
I have ambitions to actually plant some flowers next year, and maybe even some veggies in our shared garden. And I dream of having my own fruit trees someday. But for now, pretty flowers brightening up my balcony will do.