Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Winterized Rooftop





This is not an homage to "wrapping" artist Christo, it is just my way of protecting my rooftop containers against the New York winter (which can be brutal).
Marie's post from 66 Square Feet inspired me to go up on my roof and take those pictures.
It can't always be about pretty, lush and green.
pic 3 baccharis halimifolia, pic 4 anacyclus depressus, pic 5 saponaria lutea for those who care

6 comments:

  1. T’es jardinier toi aussi ? Et sur un toit new-yorkais en plus. Ça alors ! Tes plantes te remercieront quand le printemps arrive... (et merci pour les noms botaniques)

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  2. I LOOK AT PICTURES AS ART. THESE PICTURES ARE SUPER.

    GRANNY TG

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  3. Thanks Granny TG, it was meant to be practical but I am glad you like the way my "installation" looks. I do too!

    Mew, oui j'ai des plantes sur mon toit ... En ville, il faut vraiment trouver des plantes adaptées à cet environement plutôt rude.
    Quelques photos:
    http://lambertnyc.blogspot.com/2010/07/rooftop-update.html
    Tu jardines aussi?

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  4. Je jardine sans cesse, ou au moins il me semble puisque le travail n'est jamais terminé. :o) J'adore les rooftop gardens, avec leur côté secret et inattendu. J'imagine que tu peux aussi essayer les espèces de Sedum et les herbes (grasses -- comment dire ? -- like Schizachyrium to go with the Sporobolus) et la carotte sauvage (récoltée au bord de la rue bien sûr). Enjoy ton petit coin vert au milieu de la jungle de béton ! Mary Ellen

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  5. hello laurent,
    it is always such a pleasure to drop by at your blog, i enjoy it really a lot... and your bags... mmmmmh...

    and these wrappings - why not to consider them as hommage at christo ? looks like modern art ;)

    hope you're doing well...
    some winterly greetings from snowy bavaria.....

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  6. Ieva,

    Long time, no speak.
    I hope all is well for you and that the outcome of your transition was very positive.

    I hear you have a lot of snow, I don't envy you :)

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