Thursday, August 13, 2009

SoHo rooftop garden

This garden was slow in being implemented. At the end of a major and lengthy three floor renovation of the apartment, beautifully designed by architect Andrew Wilkinson, the garden was eventually planted early this spring. The perennials above saw the Empire State Building for the first time and they seem to like the view. The trio above, from Glover Perennials again, are my geranium flavour of the year, 'Rozanne', with Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta (they had no 'Montrose White' available, but this one...I can't tell the difference), and Allium "Mongolian Gem'. A late bloomer, here it is in full flush in mid-August.

Not shown is the lawn being raked up to get to the bottom of a drainage issue. Soggy bottom.

The smaller terrace above, over the street, is just maples, boxwoods, Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra - which is the straight green, not striped) and pennisetum - the latter being overwatered I think, and tardy in fluffing out. Can you tell I'm on a forest grass kick?
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