Tuesday, August 30, 2011

High life


14th and 5th Avenue.

7 comments:

  1. Out here in CA, a place on the rooftop like that is considered art: http://www.soenyun.com/Blog/2011/08/21/garden-on-the-edge/

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  2. Kind of makes you wish you could fly, doesn't it?

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  3. Completely random question but Marie, do you make your own potting soil? And if so, can you share the recipe?

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  4. Ah, Thomas! Was going to ask the same thing!! :)

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  5. I wonder how they figure out how much wet soil weight the roof will hold.

    I wanted to grow tomatoes on our roof, but the idea scared my husband. Disappointing.

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  6. Thanks for the link, Katie.

    Monica, but I can :-)

    Thomas, I do not. Am I a bad gardener? I use commercial mixes, for convenience.

    Solange - depends on the roof. Your roof, the roof in the picture? When designing a roof garden it's a always a good idea to call in a structural engineer to find out what the load bearing capacity of given roof is... In some of the gardens I've designed I-beams were installed especially for the weight of the garden. What scared your husband, the weight on the roof, or the idea of pots, or you, falling off? Tomatoes should not be a problem, but they are tall and top-heavy, so a blow-over concern, and need to be very stable.

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  7. Reminds me of the quote from "The Right Stuff" by Tom Wolfe:

    "No bucks, no Buck Rogers."

    Very nice photo!

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