We're having a meetup on Sept.11, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm at Gordon Hawkin's apartment to see his amazing display of exotic Brugmansia, among other rooftop plants. This is a discerning roof collection, located in a great part of Brooklyn for restaurants and other diversions either before or after. Try and get there in the daylight and stay to experience the intense perfume exuded by an abundance of intriguing Peruvian tree flowers, known for psychotropic qualities and shamanistic uses, as well as their outstanding beauty.
Please see details and RSVP at the New York Roofdeck and Roofgardener's Meetup page.
My phone is[masked] 7821. Feel free to call if you have problems on the evening of the event.
His apartment is very easily accessible, only two short blocks from Carroll Gardens F train stop. Hopstop.com for directions from your individual location. Ability to climb stairs is a must.
Roof deck, balcony and city container gardeners are a dedicated breed, and hardy-- it can be difficult to grow things. Bugs, squirrels, leaks, pigeons, ice, heat, wind, broken umbrellas. Not to mention lugging bags of expensive dirt up long staircases and tethering your plants with wire so they won't get blown off the edge. Members will meet up to visit other peoples' decks, gardens, etc. and enjoy enthusiasms and views. We'll trade ideas about flowers, trees, structural aspects, and share in the pleasures of helping green things to survive in a tough environment. What makes it all worthwhile? The sky above, the rustle of leaves in the breeze on a hot summer night. You don't have to have a deck to belong, just an active interest in growing plants in the city. If you have a ledge or a windowsill with a flowerpot on it, feel free to join.