Mother Earth Living

Herbs for the Rooftop

Gardening with Linda Yang

Roses are the fragrant focus of this lush garden, which also includes basil, bay, and thyme.
Rooftop containers soften urban spaces and nurture such herbs as monk’s-hood and lavender
boxwood and viola
Photographs courtesy of Linda Yang
Like their smaller garden companions, these sky-high birch trees need winter watering
Above a nineteenth-floor balcony, a bee prepares for landing on its namesake, bee balm
This urban terrace is home to artemisia and sweet alyssum as well as hydrangea and mountain ash.
Trees in containers thrive on the rooftop, as this blooming crabapple proves.
Spikes of Egyptian onion and a ­profusion of marigolds bask in the city sun.
Yucca and coneflower cozy up with clematis on this city terrace

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