When you travel to Europe you see balconies planted and tumbling down with plants and flowers. It is not as common in America probably because the architecture is not suited for it. However, on a recent road trip to St. Augustine, FL, I found an adorable street that had many balconies planted and maintained. But, after all, St. Augustine is the oldest permanently occupied settlement in America, having been founded by the Spanish in 1565. If you haven't been there, you should go, it is like going back in time. Here are some pictures of that trip.