The Greenest Thumb! Contest: Amanda and Tony's Chelsea Estate

The Greenest Thumb! Contest: Amanda and Tony's Chelsea Estate

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 19, 2006

Hello! Deadline is today Monday, June 19!

Name: Amanda and Tony
Location: 34th b/w 9th and 10th Ave
Size: 700 sf (apartment is only 470 sf)
Favorite Resource: Chelsea Garden Center and Kmart


"Before we moved in, this garden had been neglected for quite some time. We love our outdoor area and have spent literally thousands of hours and lots of manual labor working on it over the past 4 summers. We tend to shop at Chelsea Garden Center and Kmart, since both are close by and we don't have a car. We spent many a weekend lugging bags of dirt around the streets of NY and so this year (and in the future), we just rented a car and spent a day at Home Dept, Lowes and Walmart to load up on dirt, bark, cheap flowers, rocks, thing you take for granted anywhere besides NY... " [More below]

Roses & Tomatoes

"What's in it: Tomatos, Roses, Hibuscus, Lily of the Valley, Blueberry and Rasperry bushes, Kumquot tree, snapdragons, and other common flowers i can't remember names of.

Neither of us had much experience with gardening, but we have learned a ton since we started and it has gotten better every year. Tony takes responsibility for the tomatos and herbs and most of the hard labor and I work on the flowers. Unfortunately we have learned the hard way that most veggies don't grow in NY, but hands down the best part of the garden is the loads of fresh tomatos."


Hibiscus & Lily of the Valley

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