Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

S and D’s Roof Garden Tomatoes Are Fruiting


Now that we finally have some warm sunny days, S and D’s Brooklyn roof garden is really taking off. The best part: their tomatoes now have fruit on them. They grew all these tomato plants from seed!


Here’s pictures of their roof garden that we posted at the beginning of the season.

If you have some photos or a progress update of your roof garden — from Brooklyn, NYC, or far beyond — please get in touch with me through this form or tweet to @bklynroofgarden.

Photos: S and D

Chris and Diana’s Red Hook Rooftop


Check out this roof garden in Red Hook, Brooklyn on Apartment Therapy.  Diana and Chris built the furniture with palette wood scavenged from the streets of their neighborhood.

Image: Apartment Therapy

Blackbook’s Brownstone Brooklyn Stoop Garden


No roof access? No excuses. Why not plant a garden on your stoop … or windowsill … or the tree well in front of your building. Scrounge up some space this summer.

But before you get started, check Blackbook for sage urban gardening advice. #10 is the best: Spend the extra couple of bucks on quality potting soil, it’s worth it.

They’re right. We’ll confess: R* and I potted some plants in soil from the dollar store. It made a muddy mess and taught us a lesson. Now we cab back to Brooklyn with huge bags of $$$ soil from Home Depot. If you pay plenty for plants, spring for the extra money for quality potting soil and treat yourself to a cab ride home.

We home Blackbook publishes a follow-up post with more pictures later on in the summer.

Image: Blackbook

Willow Street Wonder . . . Stunning Brooklyn Rooftop Garden Photos


Our friends on Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights sent us some pictures from their spectacular roof garden. Pretty amazing!


frog and sedum roof garden



Thanks for the pictures, CQ! Send more soon!

More rooftop garden pictures:
Gardening in the Sky photos
The Roof Garden at the Caledonia

Images: CQ

Roof Garden . . . with Tomatoes and Kitten


S and D are growing a bunch of tomatoes, herbs and some flowers in their roof garden in Greenpoint. Count on their cat Nico to keep the squirrels away.

Earlier this week, D pinched back the suckers on their tomato plants and the first blooms are showing up on their tomato vines. Can’t wait to see more photos as the tomatoes ripen.


Sun and Roses in this Brooklyn Roof Garden


Jeffreywithtwof captured this packed Brooklyn roof garden. Check it out: windowboxes with hanging planters on top, plus rose bushes plus that sunny umbrella. The summer sun’s calling my name …

Also check out our photo of Gardening in the Sky.

Image: Flickr from Jefferywithtwof, used with permission

Evergreen Container Gardening in Brooklyn


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.