Location: Chicago, IL
Type of space: Wooden balcony
Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: I fell in love with this apartment because it has two balconies, a cooler cement one on the north side, and a sunny wooden one on the south side. The view from the south deck is of a lovely backyard next door, and then a park beyond that. Way in the distance is the Sears Tower and the Trump Tower, which remind me what city I live in! It's been cool and rainy so far this summer, but on nice days I sit outside, and every day I check on the plants. Kitchen gardening has always been important to me, and we are growing as much as we can in containers: two types of basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, dill, cilantro, chives, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and cucumber.