Northern Exposure

Triumphs and failures on a window ledge.

Doorway Gardening – Spring Version April 2, 2009

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Container Gardening - City StyleBack in February I posted a picture of a doorway that was festooned with containers and plants of all shapes and sizes. I happened to be in the area again at the weekend and luckily had my camera with me.

As you can see the whole stoop was in bloom. It’s an impressive sight, especially as the neighbours haven’t joined in the fun. So it’s a real eye-catcher. I still don’t know how they don’t get silently stolen but then perhaps even the thieves recognise a little part of the city worth leaving alone. (more…)


Doorway Gardening – Part 2 February 11, 2009

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Gardening on the StoopA different angle on a picture I posted a few days ago. The more I looked at it the more I saw so I’ve invited people to download the big version of the picture from my Flickr site and see if they can help identify some more plants.

I can see some cyclamen and I’m fairly sure that’s witch hazel at the back left but the rest are a mystery. Why not have a look and see if you can help out!

Looking again at the photo (and its partner) I really started to notice some odd details. The container at bottom right has soil and roots piled at least as high again as the pot.

Looking up the left side there appear to be quite a few others that are done the same way. In fact it made me wonder whether there are really any pots up the inside. Maybe it’s just a big pile of soil and roots with the pots making sure it doesn’t spill out onto the stairs!