07 August 2013

Inspirational Thursday-Balcony Gardening In New Orleans

As you know our journey to  New Orleans was a delight.  We 

enjoyed good food, listened to great music, and appreciated the 

natural beauty of a well loved City.  We also took a little

walkabout and with camera in hand - this is what we saw! 

Beautiful Balcony Gardening in New Orleans, where abundant 

flowers and foliage are mixed together with wrought iron, rich and 

vibrant hues and a colorful History.

Ferns and trailing vines grace this terracotta colored stucco home, I 

could almost envision a Historical figure emerging from one of these 

illuminating grey doors.  

Such a beautiful balcony garden graces this charming and cheerful 

yellow home.  Planters with tumbling sweet potato vines, 

periwinkles, and graceful trellises.  We watched tentatively

as a mysterious looking fellow carefully watered each and every 


Variegated spider plants, lime green foxtail fern, and a forest 

green pine tree enhance this nestled balcony.

Perky peach blossom tinted balconies, accented with basic black

provide the perfect backdrop for flowering hibiscus and english 


Cool, light white trimmed with grey, swaying boston ferns and

happy caladiums bid us a fond farewell...

All Photos By Athomewithjemma


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. I love that - wish I could do that to my home. Such quaint homes. sandie

  2. They are gorgeous aren't they! I love New Orleans!

  3. Oh my GOODNESS, Jemma. I LOVED those photos. Fabulous balcony plants, aren't they?

    I went to a conference in New Orleans once and loved it. It was SO DIFFERENT. I remember taking a ghost tour and seeing the French quarter. Fascinating place.

    So glad you got to go. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo. Susan

  4. The flowers and greenery are amazing! What a magical city!

  5. Jemma, these balconies are simply stunning. Love the vibrant colors and the subtle greens!

  6. What amazing pictures. I've always said I think that everyone in Europe has a green thumb but now I have to add New Orleans to that statement, WOW!

  7. wow these are gorgeous, it shows that you can do a lot with just a small amount of space. Lots of colorful buildings to!

  8. Wow, those balconies are amazing! I've never been to New Orleans, but it's certainly on my list of places I'd love to visit :)

  9. Beautiful. I love all of the bright colors of the south.

  10. The balcony gardens have such a variety - it would be so nice to have one.

  11. Have not been to New Orleans in a long time. It does have a lot of beauty and also things not so great.

  12. Hi Jemma,

    Wow! What a show of gorgeous colour and vibrancy! I think I like the first balcony the best, not that I have to choose, or anything!;) Glorious and invigorating! Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing!


  13. Dearest and I went to New Orleans when our boy was very little - two I think - he's now 25! Love these balcony gardens - so romantic! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  14. I love, love, love New Orleans' balconies. They're beautiful. Great pics. Stop by my Friday's Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)! diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

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