Outdoor Home: Roger's Outdoor Score

Outdoor Home: Roger's Outdoor Score

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 19, 2007

Name: Roger M.
Location: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
Moved In: Sept 2006

Don't be jealous, miracles do happen in NYC. Roger's outdoor space may look more like Venice, CA, but only after he got all the crapola off of it and got to work. We hope that he just loads it with green this summer:

"When we started looking around for a larger apartment, I was looking to score one of three details 1) outdoor space, 2) a fireplace, and 3) close to Prospect Park. I couldn't believe our luck when we nailed all three..."

"The downside was that our outdoor space was being used as a junkyard for the building before we moved in. Once they finally cleared it off, however the space cleaned up nicely. Craigslist, once again, came through bigtime when we started furnishing the place - searching for outdoor furniture in the dead of winter managed to turn up nice finds. I'm still looking to dress up the deck with more flora, but it's a start.

Most of the plants I grow are your standard cooking herbs: rosemary, basil, thyme and chives, but I am looking for more perennials that don't need alot of obsessive tending. I'm also growing a couple of dwarf citrus: a Meyer lemon tree and a Persian lime tree. I've had these for about a year, with no fruit on the lime tree and a few golf ball sized fruit on the lemon. Sometimes I debate whether its worth it when I see eight limes for a dollar at the grocer.

Here are some more pics of the before.

And the after taken this weekend.

Let me know if you want any more info!"


(Thanks, Roger!)

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