Scrappy Roof Gardens ~ Before They Were Cool


I just discovered reen’s article titled On City Roof Tops, Scrappy Green Spaces in Bloom in the New York Times.  (It is from last summer…so I guess I am a bit behind).  I wanted to point it out to you, because I love how it shares spaces that were created long before it was cool to create roof gardens.   The problems of gardening in the harsh rough and tumble climate that exists on the tops of buildings have been solved by real people (not the pros) –  the pioneers of resourceful gardening.
It’s worth a read — and a flick through the gallery of great and gritty gardens.

Image by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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