Garden Photo of the Day

Reaching for the sky

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

OK, so this garden might not be intentional, but isn’t it spectacular? This ambitious plant was spotted on a riverside building in Newburgh, New York. Just think about how far water has to travel to reach the top!

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  1. Deanneart 08/17/2010

    That's pretty impressive. Is that Hedera helix?

  2. user-7006895 08/17/2010

    There is gallery space and a small art movie house in this building. It's especially beautiful in winter.

  3. arboretum 08/17/2010

    what a fantastic photo of a fantastic phenomenon! NOW I want to take those gazing balls from the Smithsonian hedge and , for holiday time,put them on this 'tree',along with some garlands and lights!!
    Maybe the art gallery could make a proposal to the Mayor and get some parks and recreation funding at holiday time.No, really!


  4. arboretum 08/17/2010

    p.s. is that a tree that has seeded itself in the roof or a tree peeking up from the front side of the building?!

  5. jeanX 08/17/2010

    Please name the plant in this GPOD, both in English and its full botanical name.It might be ivy, then again I've seen other plants like this, but they are not evergreen.I like the thin, darker bricks used in the building.Please date the building and provide its original use.
    All the photos I've seen this far are rather small, don't take up much space on initial email and don't appear hi-res to me.But still, it's interesting idea...


  6. KariLonning 08/17/2010

    WHAT a wonderful use of a wall!

  7. user-7006895 08/17/2010

    I believe there is a roof deck up there with the tree. I have an appointment right across the street from there this weekend, I'll have to take a second look.

  8. Lisianne 08/18/2010

    Know what I like about this? It isn't a "traditional" photo of a well-maintained garden. It's just plain neat to see what nature can do all on her own. And I think that this daily email is the one I look forward to most each day. The previous entry about hanging gazing balls on this at Christmas is wonderful! Gardeners have good senses of humor!

  9. pottedstore 08/20/2010

    What a tremendous way to combat graffiti.

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