look up! look down!

What's the best thing that a plant lover can see when looking out of a hotel window in a big city?

Greenery! At least it is for me. I recently saw two examples of this.


The first is in Cambridge Massachusetts and is a green roof:

Not well-established, and getting a bit weedy:

I applaud the attempt though. This is found on the edge of MIT, and there are a couple of parks on this block, so the green roof isn't the only swatch of green around.

It's welcome though, especially with all of the air conditioners up here:

I love the copper (I assume) walls of this building:

The second example of hotel window greenery spotting was in NYC:

A rooftop garden, perfectly placed in view of my 18th-story window.

I don't think the foliage plant merchant uses this space since it's in the next building, but that was my first thought.

I saw glimpses of other roofs with potted plants on them too, but nothing as full as this one.

I'm always glad when I see greenery when looking up toward building tops...

...and also glad to be able to look down upon them sometimes.


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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (June 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM)  

I agree, a sight for sore eyes! In places like NYC a rooftop garden is probably the only option for die-hard gardeners.

Hoover Boo  – (June 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM)  

Those are cool. Truly dedicated gardeners always find space somewhere.

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