Thursday, January 22, 2015
Above, 'New York Memories', which includes cut and torn photos of plants in 'my' rooftop garden in NYC; dried rose hips, pressed hydrangea and marigold petals, Aronia and Virginia creeper berries, and other assorted goodies in a found frame. Except for the ginko leaves, all plant material was borrowed from the garden I tended for my condo building.
Like the other two collages above, I combined pieces of many images I captured on and around the High Line with real dried plant material. In the case of public gardens I never borrow plant material; but I did cut leaves of northern sea oats which grow on the High Line, from the garden I tended on my roof top.
Since March 2014 I live in Exeter NH near the coast. My latest collages reflect my own change of venue.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The tourists flock to New Hampshire, where I now live, to admire fall color.
They bump along this gravel road.
Every pond reflects a story.
Sometimes the reflection is more interesting than the original.
But back in the city, the colors aren't shabby either,
and the Boat Pond in Central Park reflects its own glory.
The Great Lawn attracts lovers in every season.
Climb to the top of Belvedere Castle in Central Park to admire the views.
or admire the Bow Bridge. Every bit as good as New Hampshire.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Then management in its wisdom decided to redo the entrance to improve drainage, and some landscape architect decided the vines must go.
Am I finished? Knowing when to stop is always an art in itself. Maybe I am, or....
Sunday, July 27, 2014
They've planted a few veggies and herbs, some ornamentals and vines to soften the industrial look of the walls.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The creation of the wife and husband team Jill Nooney and Bob Unger, Bedrock Gardens is on their home ground and open to the lucky public 5 weekends a year and by appointment to groups.
Munger, a retired physician, designs walkways, water features and other satisfying architectural elements.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
The view from my host's window is of an iconic NYC roofgarden: next to a landmarked historic building, a wooden watertower, a few shrubs, a few pots, a view of the Hudson River, and voila, a garden.
All is well.