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All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close-up

Norma Desmond may have been over the hill, but here in early July some of the stars of Battery Rooftop Garden are in their prime. Nature at landscape scale, such as the views of New York Harbor from the roof, … Continue reading

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Up In The Air

Although the Battery Rooftop Gardener spends too much time in airplanes (and has been said to bear a passing resemblance to George Clooney), this post is not about the pitfalls of excessive (or obsessive, in the case of Clooney’s character), … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Sorrels

Plants are natural contrarians, delighting in bucking the conventional wisdom by growing in shade when they are said to require sun, becoming giants when they have been bred to remain dwarf in stature, and prospering in limey soil when the … Continue reading

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A Rooftop Miscellaney

1.  Abundance Yes, it’s that time of year when all produce gardens, even those 35 floors above Manhattan’s Financial District, are overwhelming their gardeners with abundance.   Last night, 11 scholars, amateurs and supporters of landscape studies gathered for an eight-course … Continue reading

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A Poem for Irene

The Battery Rooftop Gardener did all he could to secure the garden against Irene.  There is no word yet on how the garden has fared, and a post will follow early in the week with post-hurricane photos and a damage … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Climate Change?

Here in Zone 6, the usual first frost date is October 15, with at least one hard freeze usually occurring by November 10.  Today is December 1, and as far as I can tell, we have yet to have either … Continue reading

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