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Tree Pit or Brad Pitt…

While side walks in New York are narrow and can be tricky maneuvering between dogs on leashes, strollers, dog doo doo, chalk drawings, sidewalk sales and the odd nutter or two extolling the virtues of commitment to – well a commitment to almost anything ! You will most likely notice all of these things as […]

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 […]

Winter and your garden


Ok – its no longer coming – winter is here! if you have a roof top garden or a balcony garden space, your temperatures are around 5 degrees colder in Winter and around 5 degrees warmer in Summer. At this point your irrigation system should be turned off and all of the pipes “blown out” […]

Spring Bulbs are Just Around the Corner Part 2


If you have not read last weeks post on soil preparation you may want to before delving into this week’s topic, planting. Planting: In light, sandy soils, bulbs may be planted by the dibble method: Make a small hole in the soil with a short, pointed stick; place the bulb in the soil; and after pressing the bulb […]