Tag Archives: Terrace Gardens

ARMAGEDDON on my Terrace today

I spent last week-end planting like mad……..all new flowers and plants and some new planters…..it was starting to look beautiful.

Today a scaffold crew arrived at 8am and announced they were going to erect 4 scaffolds to “point” the bricks  around the terrace and would be here for 8 months.  There goes the summer.

ARMAGEDDON!!!    Click on a scaffold to see the disaster.

RAINBOW over Central Park

A very brief thunderstorm in the late afternoon………….and a sliver of a rainbow……casting a brilliant light over my terrace.  

TOM’S TERRACE……..installing new red tiles

It was such a disaster watching my garden get destroyed………the tiles were leaking into the apartment below.  My neighbor was annoyed!

The workers did a really great job………perfect pitch so the rain drains away………and doesn’t end up in my apartment.

Returned to a beautiful garden and ready for summer parties.

SPRINGTIME on my Terrace

The sunrise this morning………..so full of the colors in my garden.  The rhododendrons and the geraninums and the petunias………oh so glorius.


CLICK ON:  the Roses………

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OUR FIRST SNOW • nyc 2017

It wasn’t a heavy snowfall……….just a nice dusting of a few inches……….lightly coating the roof of the Dakota apartments.

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The Great Blue Heron…..on my terrace….was Not amused!

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And the few flowers that had survived……….now buried in the snow.

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The planting of my CHRISTMAS TREES

What screams CHRISTMAS more than a Balsam Fir!  You can go to a tree farm and pick out the one you want.  But how are you gonna do that when you live in New York City???

You call……..TRILLIUM DESIGN GROUP.  They will bring a touch of nature to your door.

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I called ……….and they delivered………..2 beautiful BALSAM FIR………..and three cute guys to plant them…….Jose, Brent and Patrick. [ TRIVIA:  The resin from Balsam Fir was used to treat wounds in the Civil war].

TRILLIUM DESIGN GROUP can design and install your inground landscaping…….your rooftop…….or your terrace.

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TRILLIUM designers are experts at choosing the right plants for a terrace in the sky……….heat, winds. too much sunshine or shade.

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It tasks a lot of muscle to hoist a 240 pound tree [in it’s burlap wrapped clay ball]………..and drop it into my Griffen planters.  These guys were terrific.

 

EARTH DAY 2014 • New York City

Today is  EARTH DAY…….an annual event, celebrated on April 22. Events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environment protection.

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I hope I am adding beauty to the environment with all my flowers.

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The birds love it up here………….the bees are a happy lot……….and the resident morning dove seems satisfies with his roosting spot.  As for the ants…….