Category Archives: GARDENS

MY TERRACE at Midnight

I had to drag myself out of slumber to take these photos!  NOT!

My PRISMA APP made it all possible.

Edited in Prisma app with Catcher

Edited in Prisma app with Catcher

Edited in Prisma app with Spruce

Mini Backyards on PIER 17

No reservations necessary…………….just pull up a chair……….there is even a giant umbrella …..and a cooler to keep your beer cold.

Rhoda Rhodo….is blooming madly this Spring

I am always amazed that she survives the winters.

CLARA CLEMATIS……..is blooming again.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

A new rooftop garden………..

adding more green space to New York City

VERDI SQUARE PARK…………nyc

This photo was published in the NY TIMES yesterday.  Friends got permission from the city to REVIVE a weed patch.


ALEYA LEHMANN is the remarkable lady who revived this park,  It had become known as VERMIN SQUARE PARK……or RAT PARK.  Don and I were there to record the progress.

NUDE SUNBATHERS enjoy my Dish Garden

My garden is covered with SCAFFOLDS……[building repairs]……..so I planted a “DISH GARDEN”.

 The planter is 30″ diameter…….and 5″ deep.

Midge and Mike are sculpted from poly plastic.

It is a perfect place to enjoy a good read.

There is no fear of “Limes Disease” in this garden paradise.

Dwarf plants cover every inch of my garden.

The SCALE of the garden is 1″ to 12″…….so the watermelon is one inch.

I sculpted the cats from FIMO CLAY.

Tiny Tommie……scultped from FIMO……is 4 inches tall….

and he LOVES WATER MELLON.

THE SCAFFOLDS HAVE RETURNED………To my Terrace

AND they will be here for 7 months…….SMDH.

JAPANESE ANEMONE on my Terrace

This summer heatwave is not kind to my terrace garden.  All my plants are in pots…………and they dry out so quickly.

My Japanese Anemone has survived.

I did a watercolor of the flowers this afternoon.

 

FIGS from my TERRACE GARDEN

Every summer I grow FIGS on my terrace………

Today I picked 6 of my FIGS.

Then I arranged the FIGS in a dotty dish………

 

This was my sketch for the FIG layout.

Final sketch with a ball-point pen……..6 FIGS

Chose my color pallet for the FIGS.….31 colors in all……..


This is the final watercolor of my FIGS.

Then I pickled the FIGS.………..and will eat them tomorrow with a pork roast.

[My mother taught me how to pickle fruit when I was 10 years old].