Above: 136 Japanese ribbon grasses are waiting for us on the North Fork, to be planted under the water tank at the top of the ladder in the picture...
Due to hold-ups too complicated and delicate to go into here, we're waiting to finish this garden. Things must be signed. In the meantime, below, an electrician on site decided to drill into our planters to locate an outlet. WTF?
The divisions between planters will be sanded down and the ipe wood will be oiled to take on and keep a darker hue. To be re-applied every year. Engineering considerations dictated that the planters be separate and removable, so the facade is not continuous. In front of the planters here will be lawn. We have 6" of depth on one side, a mere 3" on the other, due to the slope.
Built-in benches will go in a wrap around the covered skylight in the foreground. I hope to to take a very different picture in a few week's time. With green stuff.
My friends. Don't work like this. This man on the construction crew is unharnessed over a sheer drop of many, many floors. He is buffing the guard rail.
The unprivate garden. I can still see that electrical outlet. Far left.
Below, this building has risen in the last few months, wasn't there before. Three new buildings have climbed up around this roof while the larger project was under construction. The garden is the tail end.
Wonder if they need a roof garden?