Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

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.

Early Summer Roof Garden Inspiration from Bearsky


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


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


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


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