May’s summer garden in Germany

My friend and fellow-Mangalorean May Noronha currently lives in Germany, and I had to share the pics of her summer-autumn garden/ balcony, and a few interesting corners.

I will let the pics do the talking on this post!

I love the colors~

A closer look at the colorful garden ornament
made by her son in school!

2 tiny bells in this geranium pot are
handmade by local craftsmen here.

This green chair was picked up from a flea market. May wanted to re-paint it,
but a very good friend gifted her that pot with geraniums and petunias and told her not to paint the chair because the green looked good and it was her fav color.

The black lantern was picked up in Gwalior, India

Fresh autumn leaves from the park + clean
glass jar + t-light + twine or straw

Fenugreek leaves


A visiting bee on her lavender sprigs

And that’s her lavender all dried and pouched!

What’s great about May’s garden is that she did it all herself – bought the pots, mud, manure, and saplings; planted everything and nurtured them all like her li’l babies.

May blogs at With Love from Lohr, and I have loved all her posts, and the way she and her family have embraced the German life! Do stop by and get drawn into the story of how an Indian family finds themselves weaving their life’s threads in the German way of life!




  1. Thanks for the feature Sharon!! I am honoured!! 🙂

  2. Sharon I know May from the time I am in the blog world and so good to connect back with her. Such a cozy balcony May tel your Son that the garden Ornament in cooooooool!!!!

  3. May, the pleasure is all mine!!

  4. Shanthi, how cool! May and I have connected time and again because of our blogs too! How wonderful is blogland!

  5. Wat a lovelyy Graden

  6. The best I liked is the graden ornament made by the son.

  7. @ Kala – Yes, I agree – it instantly cheers and calms!

    @ Haddock: I'm sure May and her Mark will love to read your comment!

  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments. My son and garden too say thank you…:-)

  9. oh my gosh.. what a gorgeous space.. Im sure I could spend a few hours with my coffee here.. Its stunning!! 🙂

  10. Love the colors and inspiration this blog features!! Thank you for sharing your content. Thought you'd be interested in a similar space. Do check out culture and cooking blog Aalayam –

  11. @Pats: I agree!

    @ Supriya and Deepa: Thank you for the kind words…I am off to check your blog now!


  12. I miss my garden terribly! 🙁


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