Carol & Tom have the garden of one million great ideas. Here’s a shot of Carol enjoying the vegetables they’ve planted along the front of their garage roof. It’s totally accessible thanks to Tom’s installation of a library ladder on a rail. Isn’t this awesome? They’ve got a densely planted yard on a small urban lot and had no room for a vegetable garden. I’ve never seen anything like this before.
I’ve posted in the past about their garden. Tom’s designed and built a rainwater retention system that stores 150 gallons of water and is gravity fed into a normal water spigot/hose connected through the garage. The stored rainwater is MUCH better for topping off their fish pond than city water.
|A Dana Jenkins watercolor
of their back garden was used
on the Garden Walk Buffalo
poster in 2007.
On Fridays, you can visit gardens in Aurora/Elma/Holland, Buffalo, Lancaster, the Southtowns, and South Buffalo.
Just visit here to see what gardens are open and what times. PLEASE respect the stated times the gardens are open. You can print out a .pdf of the Open Gardens Booklet. Or, if you prefer a hardcopy of the book, you can pick one up (just $2) at the Visitor’s Center in the Market Arcade (downtown Buffalo), the Botanical Gardens (South Buffalo) or at some of the garden tours happening on the weekends all over the place.
I wonder if Carol & Tom’s vegetables are planted alphabetically?
Here are some other totally gratuitous shots of their garden for your viewing pleasure.