Left with 3 empty pots I pretty much had to start over. I did have a few basil seeds stashed away (having purchased them when I initially planned the garden) and planted some in one of the smaller pots.
The last replacement plant was the hardest to decide on. I didn't want to completely give up on the strawberry idea but I also worried that my balcony would not be the most catering of homes. After browsing and mulling and discussing my options for almost a half hour I settled on lavender. While I won't be able to eat it like I would the berries I know it will add some great color to the garden, not to mention a great smell. I also love the idea of drying the flowers for soap and potpourri.
This second attempt made me even more excited for having a real house one day. I love the idea of having more space to plant what I like and really allowing plants to grow. I am looking forward to a nice warm May filled with happy plants and lovely flowers and hopefully no more snow.