Roof Garden, Slightly Less Chaos

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This is a panoramic of the roof garden taken just this week. There are a lot more plants out there then I was able to get into a composite. Unfortunately with the gazebo top on I could not shoot the photos from above, perched high up on a ladder like I did for the before image. As far as Project The Best and Most Ass Kicking the Roof Garden Has Ever Been, EVER 2008 is concerned I think things are well underway. One of my challenges for this year was to Eliminate All Messes. I’m not quite there yet but I have managed to reign it in by strategically placed furniture that acts as holding pens for the junk. I only just managed to get most of the transplant chaos alleviated so more attention to aesthetics will be coming up shortly.

I recently did an interview with REV Magazine that is now up on their site. I love what they wrote in the introduction about how I complain about the weather. Because I do, don’t I? Quite a lot actually. But I want you to know that I withheld this week and didn’t tell you about THE HAIL. In an act of progress that shows that I am rolling with the punches and conceding to less need for control I did not bring up the tiny balls of ice that plummeted to the ground threatening my basil in the last days of the month of June! And then the next day was hot and sweaty — a proper summer.

Okay, to confess I did complain about it in the forums.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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9 thoughts on “Roof Garden, Slightly Less Chaos

  1. Gayla,
    Great pictures – I always love your photography, it’s so inspiring.

    Is that a mop bucket you have hanging in the 4th picture filled with flowers? What a great idea!
    I’m so going home tonight to scavenge my basement for old buckets :)


  2. I will save the interview for this evening (I peeked and it looks great) and just spend a couple of minutes enjoying your rooftop. My entire balcony is about the size of one of your photo sections but I can certainly get inspiration on how to arrange my plants (and hide junk) by studying your garden.

  3. Southern Ontario has been having some really weird weather eh?

    We were supposed to get hail and tornados the other day.

    All we ended up with was rain and a weird green sky. At least we didn’t get any more flooding. It’s a little disturbing to have your garden entirely under water!

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