Daffodils popping up in the Brownstone Brooklyn usually mean spring is here, but it is only January!
I expect we’ll have a couple big snow storms and a cold snap before spring. What will happen to the daffodils?
Do you pump jams up to your roof garden? We talked about it for two summers, but never tackled the challenge.
I happened to see this display of white W Hotel looking outdoor speakers and these faux rock speakers of questionable taste this morning at Best Buy. It looks like this can be wirelessly connected to the Sonos system we’re trying to set up downstairs. Sonos is cool for synching the music through the whole place – from living room and kitchen up to the roof all controlled from an iPhone or iPad app.
I’m going to keep researching an outdoor sound system. Any advice?
My favorite song to listen to up there? Up on the Roof by Carole King, of course. Buena Vista Social Club also feels good up there.
We’re not just roof gardeners. We’re working on our co-op’s stoop and tree pit plantings too.
Last fall, we put these small evergreens in. Now I think we need a little something for under the trees. It will need to be small, sturdy, and pretty unobjectionable to all the neighbors. We’re going to water them, but it will probably only be one or two times a week.
I’m hoping you have some suggestions for us. Thanks!
Yeah, yeah, I know. Unfortunately, this is not the most practical concept for a roof garden. Under the blazing August sun, you’d need to water these every five minutes. Still, this photos and the others on stringgardens.com are perfect inspiration on a cold, gray morning in Brooklyn [discovered via Apartment Therapy].
We went through two hanging baskets this summer. We had this pink, perfect mini-petunia in June. Once the petunia baked on our roof garden, we swapped it out for this yellow lantana. By the end of August, the lantana fell to the dry windy heat too. (A neighbor criticized us for growing lantana, a plant he considered a weed.)
We’re thinking about new ideas for the hanging basket/pole for next summer.
The plant in this picture, living on a light pole high above 34th Street, near the midtown Manhattan flagship Macy’s made me think more about our hanging basket problem. If a hanging basket can make it there, seems like a hanging basket could make it anywhere. I wonder how often these pots are watered.
The “spacious leafy courtyard garden” is going in today at the Crosby Street Hotel. The taller metal pots seems to have been inspired by garbage cans, but I like them. Nice contrast between the rough carved wooden low planters and the cooler black metal.