Sunflowers Shine on a Brooklyn Stoop Garden

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Sunflowers don’t immediately strike me as city flowers. Don’t they seem like they’d be happier out in a field somewhere?

And yet, check out this Brooklyn brownstone stoop garden. These sunflowers look amazing there — a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll with some bohemian thrown in for good measure. The yellow and brown bring great contrast against the worn brownstone red. Many people plant dark maroon foliage to match the brownstone, but where’s the contrast and the joy?

These sunflowers stretch up to the parlor floor, bringing the viewers eye up to the front of the house. And the sedum Autumn Joy looks great at the foot of the sunflowers where things could be a bit leggy-ugly.  I wonder if sunflowers could grow this tall on a roof garden. Would they snap in the wind?

Speaking of sunflowers and Brooklyn, don’t miss the New York Times article about Kirstin Tobiasson’s guerrilla garden on the Gowanus canal

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One response to this post.

  1. Hi Roof Gardeners…

    Just a small correction: your link to Kirstin connects to my blog: I’m Marie @ 66 squarefeet! Either you meant to link to a post about her in my blog, or we’ve been morphed into one gardener :-) To farther confuse issues, I’m quoted in the NYTimes article.

    Your blog is looking great, btw.

    Reply

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