Store launch: My Sunny Balcony


When a good old friend Reena Changappa, and Sriram Aruvamudam, Shailesh Deshpande, & Athreya Chidambi started My Sunny Balcony, designing and creating balcony gardens in Bangalore a couple of years ago, little did we figure what colour and joy it would bring back to the city. Numerous balcony gardens, patios, terraces, and yards later, they launch their garden accessories store in Ulsoor, Bangalore.

Here are a few glimpses of the store. It is a sure fire booster, the energetic colours, the soothing water features, earthy terra cotta pots, and of course, so much green! Joy!

bottle pots

colourful pots

The pots and terra cotta planters start at Rs.250.

patio pots

little mosaic gems for garden walls

a tortoise planter for small plants

kettle planter

Kettle planters at Rs.1600.

planter caddy

colourful planters

pretty water features

railing planters

the store patio

The store is located at:

No.12 | Aga Abbas Ali Road | Next to Peaches Salon | Ulsoor | Bangalore 42

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Water features in small gardens


There’s something so serene about water spaces surrounded by lush green. Just looking at pictures of Japanese gardens with their still ponds, ferns and rushes and miniature sculptures takes me back to a time when time itself seemed to slow down to let us savor the beauty of a dawn.

It’s quite a struggle to reach this state of nirvana in cities these days though, with the 4X4 spaces we have to be content with most of the time. I wanted to somehow incorporate some water into my balcony garden and used to crawl the net for ideas.

Then of course, My Sunny Balcony came and did a lovely urli water feature for us. More on that soon! Here are some lovely green and water-rich spaces MSB has created in the homes of people and offices. Their work dots Bangalore and makes it a greener place. And boy, what you can do in small spaces! MSB is a brave, fun and very addictive concern started by dear friend Reena and her 3 associates Athreya, Sriram and Shailesh in Bangalore. if you haven’t checked them out already, do!

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msb8I leave you with these lovely images while I go take pics of my balcony garden 🙂

Kanakambara blooms!


You bring home flowering plants from the nursery and they look so great for a few days. But don’t you just hate it when the first blooms dry away and then they never flower again?! But these trusty kanakambaras bloomed…again! Oh joy 🙂

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Against the pot holder that’s also a candle holder

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The tree of life

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Little dragonflies for company