My Balcony Garden – BEC


My Balcony Garden – BEC.

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift;

above all it teaches entire trust. – Gertrude Jekyll


This is my first post on 2015. I joined BEC (Blog English Club), so I write this time in english, sorry for you my mom, that you can not understand this post πŸ˜› . BEC held every Friday and this month we have three theme.

Jan 9 – The theme is 2015 in one word. Describe 2015 in one word.
Jan 16 – Wildest dream.
Jan 23 – How Gadget Affects Our Life
Jan 30 – It is a recap time. This month will be doing by Dani.The theme is 2015 in one word.

Everyone are invited to join BEC, we like to learn together. We are come from not from english speaking country so i guess everyone will accept it when someone make mistake with grammar.

Describe 2015 in one word?


If you follow my blog from beginning you will find that mostly my post is about gardening.

I was start gardening when I moved to Germany in mid 2011. I made many trial and error. I read alot of gardening book, gardening magazine, follow gardening blog and even I love to watch gardening show on TV. Guess what even when I want to go sleep I’ thinking what I gonna do tomorrow on my garden πŸ˜› . Sound Crazy isn’t it ?. But I’m not the crazy one, if I read other gardening blog I found that I’m not the only one who’s crazy about gardening.

I don’t want talk too much, but I like to show you my garden since I started it. I started it on mid 2011, but I was failed that time πŸ™ .

Year 2012 when my husband and I lived in Bad Rappenau, that was first trial error garden

Vegetables garden :


My garden on summer 2012


My garden on 2013

My Balcony Garden - BEC. Tulips season at my house. Feb 2013
Tulips season at my house. Feb 2013


My sunflowers. Summer 2013
My sunflowers. Summer 2013


My balcony garden on summer 2013
My balcony garden on summer 2013


My garden on 2014 . I was so proud on that year, you can see my beautiful flowers and garden below :


Don’t think that I always succeed, many time I have to Identifying and Controlling Garden Pests to keep my garden like I want.

Sometimes it’s so frustrating when I planted the seeds and not grow. I tried again, again and again. The key is Never stop until it works. I have to read and learning more. Übung macht den meister – Practice makes perfect! πŸ˜‰ .

My garden on 2015, so far like this, lol πŸ˜›

Bagaimana cara bersihkan salju tebal begini
Bagaimana cara bersihkan salju tebal begini


Saat musim dingin burung-burung tidak bisa cari makanan jadi orang-orang sini taruh makanan buat burung liar
Saat musim dingin burung-burung tidak bisa cari makanan jadi orang-orang sini taruh makanan buat burung liar


Hancur minaaa tanaman-tanamanku tertutup salju
Hancur minaaa tanaman-tanamanku tertutup salju


Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank

If you like to read my gardening post you can find here my garden all post on Bahasa.

Happy gardening everyone :mrgreen:


Emaknya Benjamin br. Silaen

Hi! I'm Nella a Bataknese. I currently live in Germany, however I'm originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. I'm a full-time-stay-at-home-mom. I have a lot of passions of gardening.

64 thoughts on “My Balcony Garden – BEC

  • February 19, 2015 at 6:07 am

    wahhh cantiikk banget balkonnya.. bunga2nyaa :))
    saya kalo nanem sesuatu yang pake bibit suka gak suksess
    nanem bunga apalagi hehehehe
    kalo belimbing, mangga, rambutan bisa awet sampai pohonnya tinggi2 :p

    salm kenal mbak πŸ™‚

    • February 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Hai Enno salam kenal juga ya πŸ™‚ .
      Untuk nanam bibit yang ukurannya kecil sebaiknya disemai di tray peneyemaian dahulu.
      Paling mudah gunakan wadah bekas air mineral. Setelah tumbuh 4-6 daun baur pindah ke pot lebih besar πŸ˜‰ .

  • January 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    you certainly use all of the space available!!!

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  • January 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Your garden is amazing! I love all the pretty flowers, such a lovely variety. I also think the photo of the three of you is very sweet. Beautiful baby, beautiful family πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing with Today’s Flowers and I wish you a very happy weekend πŸ™‚

    • January 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you for your comment. On that photo that’s me my son and my mother πŸ˜€ . Happy sunday for you DeniseinVA πŸ™‚ .

  • January 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Dear Mb Nella…. yes I found your lovely post through The Garden Bloggers Bloom Day… mmmuaah…

    I love to see your garden, anything you grow are lovely, I am sure you have inspired many people to gardening (me included πŸ™‚ )
    please don’t get frustrated when the seeds jz don’t germinate, every gardener failed too,, πŸ™‚

    thanks for those bulbs and seeds, you can see the mignon dahlias. They’re dominating my garden and giving me beautiful blossoms.

    Happy gardening…
    With love,

    • January 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Dear mba Hari, you also have beautiful garden πŸ™‚ .
      I like visit other people blog and I so amazed everytime I see flowers even only on pics πŸ˜€ .

  • January 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    A garden is a grand teacher…….
    Yes garden teach us about hard work, harmony, help each other soil-plant-climate-human. Thanks Nella for sharing nice balcony garden.

  • January 15, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Woww… your balcony garden is so beautifull sista Nella ^_^
    Makes me want to nongkrong there and makan-makan with Ben.. ( Ben udah makan apa ya sekarang ? bubur ya )
    But btw, what is nongkrong and makan-makan in english *lol

    • January 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Kebunmu juga bagus mba Ami πŸ˜€ .
      Ben sudah makan wortel dan kentang dibikin bubur halus.
      bilang aja “hang out” mba sudah mewakili keduanya tuh hihi.

  • January 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    iiihhhhhh, cakeeep taman kecilnyaaa…rumahku jg kecil dan g ada taman mba… tp ada 1 ruangan yg atapnya nembus ke atas, jd sinar matahari bisa masuk… nah drdulu pgn bikin tman di situ… tp kok bnyk yg mati -_- masih hrs bnyk bljar nih soal tanaman

    • January 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Mungkin mataharinya pas masuk panas sekali, jadi tanamannya ga kuat. Iya sebaiknya cari tanaman yang tahan kena panas, klo ga tahan panas taruh ditepat teduh πŸ˜‰ .

  • January 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    itu cilantronya bikin ngiri kak, aku sampe bela2in tanem cilantro di kamar yg pake ac tp ttp aja gak bs tumbuh….
    Palembnag emang kepanasan deh kayaknya…

    • January 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Ketumbar ya Ded?. Itu potnya aku taruh tempat teduh, sama sekali ga kena matahari terik.
      Kamu pernah pakai daun ketumbar buat masak?.

  • January 12, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Baca Balcony Garden eehh….. tiba2 ingat nama District Belconnen di Canberra, Australia…..
    He3….. ga nyambung πŸ™‚

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  • January 11, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Eh seriusan kak, orang2 kasih makan burung liar ??? ih baik2 yaaaa #Lovedech

    • January 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Iya selain burung liar ada juga landak. Kasihan hewan liar klo winter ga bisa cari makan jadi ya dikasih makan oleh warga.

  • January 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    so beautifful, i like see the flower covered by snow. #hala ngomong apa coba

    • January 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Saya sudah serius baca kalimat englishnya. Loh ujungnya jadi ketawa πŸ˜› .

  • January 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    hahaha.. it’s funny, especially the last photos.. You are awesome at gardening, it’s okay for the withered plants, I’m sure that they will be a beautiful garden when the spring comes. πŸ™‚

    • January 9, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Yes beautiful garden will come again on the spring or summer time πŸ˜€ .

  • January 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    kebunnya cantik, padahal berkebun dari balkon loh, mau coba tanem2 juga tp takut gk telaten nanti malah gagal total πŸ˜€

    • January 9, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Iya sementara berkebun di balkon dulu, nanti klo pindah rumah lagi semoga dpt yg ada tamannya πŸ˜€ . Nyoba nanam 2 atau 3 tanaman dulu Dhy, klo sdh sukses nambah lagi dan lagi πŸ˜‰ . Oh ya PR dari km sudah ku buat draftnya, ku jadwal posting awal minggu depan, sorry kelamaan ya πŸ˜€ .

      • January 9, 2015 at 7:32 pm

        aiih tenang mbak nel,,santai aja,,jadi gak enak nih ngasih PR nambahin kerjaan mbak nella aja πŸ˜€

  • January 9, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Wahhh ijaahh,,, abis dikomen malah muncul gambarnya. Mohon ignore saja komen sebelumnya.

    You have a beautiful garden <3 Lovelyyyy
    Berarti tiap tahun kena salju musti ulamg dari awal gitu ya mba? Sayang banget, walaupun salju2 itu terlihat cantik.

    • January 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Banyak yg ga ulang dari awal ko. Memang daun-daun tanaman kebanyakana akan rontok ga tahan dingin, tp pas musim semi akan numbuh lagi. Klo tanaman sayuran semuanya iya ngulang dari awal lagi πŸ˜€ .

  • January 9, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Kok aku ga bisa liat fotonya?? Padahal udah di refresh berulang kali πŸ™

  • January 9, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Wow, what a determination. I commend you. Such a lovely garden.

  • January 9, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Suka melihat perubahan kebunnya Nel, Bunga itu memang selalu menakjubkan saat dipandangi. Semangat berkebun terus.

  • January 9, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Masih saluran banget ya nel… Buat org yg suka gardening pasti udh gak sabar nunggu sering ya… πŸ™‚

  • January 9, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I can’t wait for us to start gardening season again! In about another month, I will start all of our seedlings downstairs and get them started under the grow lights! I can’t wait! What you have started looks really awesome!

    • January 9, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      I hope I can also start seedling next month. I cant wait spring time!.

  • January 9, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Wah. It is not an easy job. I know. I saw my mom do it also. Plant this. Replace this and that. Until the flower come up.. Beautiful.

    • January 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      when you do the same everytime,that will be easier. Gardening give me so much fun πŸ˜‰ .

      • January 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm

        I think it is because your passion is in gardening mba.

        Btw mba. Akan ada komen dari mentor. Gpp kan?

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