Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

Evergreen Container Gardening in Brooklyn

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Check out this inspiring new Brooklyn brownstone front garden. This planting just went in a few weeks ago and I stop to admire it on my walk to work every morning.

It looks to be all bushes and low-maintenance plants in many shades of green. Does anyone know the botanical names for these plants? I only recognize the rhododendrons.

What an elegant solution for the small garden space in front of many Brooklyn brownstones. This is a container garden space, really. Next year I’d like to try a small wind-loving tree in our roof garden.

Early Summer Roof Garden Inspiration from Bearsky

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Brooklyn terrace and roof gardener Bearsky has more photos to share. (Thanks, Bearsky!)

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Spring green sprouts look amazing in concrete troughs, though concrete would be booted off my roof — too heavy! The lion garden sculpture is amazing. Where’d you get it, Bearsky?

I blogged Bearsky’s rooftop vines too.

Images: Bearsky, via Flickr

Gardening with the Sky

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Isn’t O2B’s Brooklyn roof garden photo stunning? Totally captures the moody city summer sky.

As I studied this picture, I realized this photo can teach us a lot about texture and varying materials in roof gardens too: ceramic tile, wooden furniture with canvas pillows, cement pillars. The light fixtures create a sense of a roof … and see how the vines are creeping up the support wires?

Image: O2B via Flickr with Creative Commons

Brooklyn Roof Deck Inspiration: Bearsky

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Check out this inspiring picture from fellow Brooklynite Bearsky. The vines add a sense of whimsy and  soften the edges with jungle-y style. I’ve gotta find a way to incorporate some vines this summer. The rich deep colors of the foliage are an inspiration too. Better get some coleus quick.

Thanks for the inspiration, Bearsky.

Photo: Bearsky, used with permission via Flickr