PlantTherapy: Brownstoner's Garden of the Day

PlantTherapy: Brownstoner's Garden of the Day

May 17, 2008

All of those gardens tucked away from view behind brownstones. Haven't you always wondered what was hidden behind them? Brownstoner asked for submissions and they seem to be rolling in from all around BKLYN. It's fun to see these spaces get their own showcase - and hats off to everyone gardening outside this season!

The entry above, off of 5th in BKLYN, went from concrete to lush greens with the help of a garden designer.

This Prospect-Lefferts garden was also concrete and chainlink before its most recent reincarnation. They will have honeysuckle growing up and creating their arbor. Very nice!

2008-05-16GOTD3.jpg A patio overlooking Green-wood Cemetary has some nice planters and tabletop greenery, owned by a baker and her husband. They like to cook and entertain and have a number of herbs, vegetables and berries growing. The husband remarked on how surprisingly easy it is to keep the garden growing (that's encouraging!).

">2008-05-16GOTD4.jpgThis Crown Heights backyard has two Adirondack chairs nestled in back

One thing is clear, these are the exceptions and not the rule. Most of us in the boroughs can only dream of having a back yard. And for those that do have space, one can only imagine how many/few end up making garden spaces with them. Although spaces like Charlotte Moss' back yard are impressive, I will admit to some of these above being more of my style for relaxing and enjoying. Keep 'em coming, Brownstoner!

matt at apartment therapy dot com

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