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Will my rooftop garden attract wild life?


Yes indeed is the answer to that – we have had everything from families of ducks nesting high above Central Park on the 33rd floor of a building. Robins with their powdery blue eggs Butterflies and bees are always regular visitors and very welcome ones at that ! We plant lots of flowering plants that […]

Window boxes

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You only get one chance to make a first impression – sounds simple enough ! and makes total sense to me ! Your window boxes on your brownstone should be just that – a first impression – one that you only get to make once! The window boxes Plant Specialists offer come in a variety […]

Got wood ?

Kiln dried firewood

Indeed we do ! We have not had wood in stock for the last two years as our supplier wandered into the woods one day axe in hand and never returned …… However after many calls and wood suppliers who sent in samples we finally have a supplier that we love. She hails from Vermont […]

Garden lighting


You are about to install “The dream garden ” sourcing just the right furniture to sink into at the end of a hard day in New York City ( that’s every day I hear you say !! – you’re not wrong I reply!! ) The garden needs to be lit !! It makes your apartment […]

Going Wild with Indoor plant Containers


So you have decided ( wisely ) to add to the beauty ( or distract from the mess lol ) of your indoor space with a beautiful indoor plant ( we will cover choices of plants next week ) This week lets talk containers! We love to scour flea markets, Etsy, E bay, garage sales, […]

What is involved in Craning in NYC


So you have a fabulous plan in place ( hopefully done by the talented team at Plant Specialists ) you have building approval, your friends are green with envy at the space you are creating – then you realize that your trees and furniture are not going to fit in that service elevator What to […]

Winter bud damage


Dormancy In the fall, plant cells dehydrate and become inactive; this is what we call “dormancy”. Foliage and flowering buds which formed during the growing season will also stay quiet unless acted upon by an increase in temperature and humidity.  In late winter and early spring, the temperature may increase causing cells to gain water […]

Warm winter days – should I water ?


Yes you should – climate change is giving us indicators that the seasons are changing. Winters are having warmer periods – like the one that New York is experiencing right now. So yes water your plants! Our advice would not be to reactivate your watering system as you will run the risk of burst pipes […]