September 21, 2017

FoodTalk | Balcony Gardening

As I look out the large windows of my tenth floor, mid-town apartment, I see a screened view of the modernist concrete condominium across the way. I can usually see right into the kitchen of the people who live there – people my age, who are in their pajamas by 5pm and cook everything in a microwave oven. I shouldn’t know these things, but the proximity of their building makes them closer neighbours than I’d like to have. When we moved into this building, the large balcony, which was one of the reasons we rented here, had a net that covered the entire view. My wife and daughter, both artists, objected to the grid that hampered the view, but I saw it as a gardener’s opportunity to provide privacy. (more…)

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