Monday, June 11, 2012

On The Green Roof at Brooklyn Botanic


Oh man. I've been waiting to get on this one ever since my interview with New York Green Roofs. Today was finally the day. What can I say? If I hadn't heard the stories about the unforgiving weather, the incredible number of plants and the months of hard work throughout the install of this green roof on BBG's new visitor center, I might have thought the amazing grassy landscape before me just arose through pure magic.


They say every job has its perks. But how many do you think give you the opportunity to fall fast and hard for a grass and to revel in the blooms of June?


Today we climbed a ladder to the roof so we could weed out some tough plants and plant some others, and I got to admire the results of last fall's labor.

5 comments:

Ellen Zachos said...

I love how much you're enjoying this job!

frank@nycg said...

The top shots a great one. I love a grassy hill.

Jen said...

That is just amazing. I have so many happy memories of the BBG.

Marie said...

That's a great image, the first. So...the BBG is not maintaining the roof?

Sweetgum Thursday said...

thanks kiddos. hard not to get a good shot (even with the phone). that grass is so pretty. Marie-NYGreen roofs has the maintenance for the roofs infancy (two years I think) and then it's off to Barry and Hort staff at BBG for the rest of its lifetime.