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Manhattan Rooftop

This is a discussion on Manhattan Rooftop within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; As requested, here are some photos of my roofgarden and green houses! Walking out of ...

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    As requested, here are some photos of my roofgarden and green houses!

    Walking out of my apartment, on the left is my herb garden:


    Straight ahead is the eating and sitting area:




    Here's a shot of part of the eating and sitting area, along with a view of the Hudson River and New Jersey:


    The side of the terrace is where the first greenhouse is located, as well as an outdoor orchid growing area for spring/summer/fall:


    Across from the first greenhouse is my vegetable garden. Mostly Heirloom tomatoes, cucumber and peppers:




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    Going further is the second greenhouse (this is actually the first one I built, which proved to be MUCH too small!) (It's a little bit ugly!!!!):


    Inside photos of the first greenhouse:




    Inside photos of the first second:



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    Wow, that's fantastic. You have done a fabulous job. You must spend a lot of time watering! Great fotos. Thanks for sharing.

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    This is fantastic, what a luxury to have a gigantic rooftop like that in the city and you have arranged it very well, it is so inviting! Thanks for posting the pictures.

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    VERY impressive!

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    That is wonderful! Everything looks very well cared for and healthy. Nice job! It must be so nice to come home and spend time in your garden.

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    Ooooh aahhh that's just an oasis of prettiness!!! Great looking pictures.

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    Wow! All that on a single rooftop in a big city? The container vegetable garden looks intrigueing to me. And a lot better kept than my back-yard veggie patch. Do you get weed seed blown up into your space?

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    Lien, I have seen pics of your greenhouse before but not the rest...very nice!!! I'll be over for dinner...al fresco..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    Wow! All that on a single rooftop in a big city? The container vegetable garden looks intrigueing to me. And a lot better kept than my back-yard veggie patch. Do you get weed seed blown up into your space?

    Yup, I do get weed seeds blown up, but I de-weed as soon as I see them.

    Ironically, one of the biggest "weed" problems I've had is from my herbs! In the fall they all produce seed and the seeds get blown all over the terrace. Come spring I'm constantly pulling herb seedlings out of all the planters!

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