Category Archives: Blueberries

Rhubarb!

I have just planted three Rheum rhabarbarum‘Victoria,’ a Rhubarb variety known for its sweet tender stalks, and not generally known as a green roof plant.    I am optimistic.   They now inhabit the center of the blackberry/raspberry patch, with deep humus-rich … Continue reading

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Spring Surprises

Last year’s broccoli and cauliflower plants were left in the rear beds for winter interest.  Who would have known (actually, many of you, I suspect) that these plants would not only survive the winter, but the heads would separate and … Continue reading

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Fall Colors on the Roof

So far so good.  The Alpines in the “Secret Garden” survived the summer.  Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet,’ below, puts on a brilliant fall display. The Stewartia, also a risky move for a green roof, seems to have survived the heat, … Continue reading

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July 8, 2010 — Breakfast

7/8/10 — Breakfast Snacked on blueberries during yoga, but decided for separate courses of blackberry and raspberry, to really taste them.   Picked the blackberries already completely black, both larger and smaller.   The variation in flavor between individual berries – all … Continue reading

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July 7, 2010 — Breakfast

7/7/10 Breakfast Following days of unrelenting heat and sun, the temperature peaked yesterday at 103.  Although the plants did not look stressed, I noticed last night that the most ripe blueberries on the bush were not as plump as they … Continue reading

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June 29, 2010 — Breakfast

6/29/10 Breakfast. Bumber crop of parsley.  Sauted parsley in a tiny bit of canola oil, and then added fresh picked spinach.  Spinach is starting to shoot, but many leaves remain around the edges of the plant.  Paler than the young … Continue reading

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Battery Berries

The Battery Rooftop Garden includes three varieties of berries (two mid- and one late-season bearing), one variety of blackberry, and two varieties of raspberry.  The spread-sheet below shows information about the varieties selected.  Future posts will include photographs and tasting … Continue reading

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