Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

S and D’s Roof Garden Tomatoes Are Fruiting

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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!

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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

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Chris and Diana’s Red Hook Rooftop

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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

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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

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

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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

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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.

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Sun and Roses in this Brooklyn Roof Garden

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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

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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.