Home / Tag Archives: rooftop gardening

Tag Archives: rooftop gardening

Feed Subscription

DIY self watering planter

DIY self watering planter  tutorials are all over the internet. Ever since I learned about the EarthBox® Green Container Gardening System I’ve wanted some for our roof garden. Amazon sells a 12-Inch Self-Watering pot for a very reasonable price. However, in tune with goal of using what I have and DIYing my life. I decided to make my own. Wild Bill has several on his roof that gave me a severe case of garden envy. His containers were made using 5 gallon buckets. Since he’s an engineer, he also made some refill automatically when the water level drops. I went out and priced 5 gallon buckets, I already had a few in my possession. I got excited in Home Depot when I saw a $29.99 mxn (about$2.50 usd) sign plastered on a stack of buckets, until I realized that was the price just for the lids! I can’t remember the price on the buckets themselves but it was enough that I decided ...

Read More »

Gardening in air

This is the garden, as of today. It needs taming, it needs love, it needs water!All is not lost, here is the area next to the fountain, it has it’s own micro climate. Sugar likes to hang out under these twin palms. See the iguana? It’s a resin statue that fools everyone. I have been trying to resize my photos using Adobe Photoshop. Then I couldn’t remember which ones I resized. So here goes. I did manage a good shot of the killer pineapple. It looks almost ready to pick, doesn’t it? Here is part of the the rooftop, this part looks nice, succulents and buganvilla are hard to kill!Here is a close up a cement planter that shares a ledge with the tinaco (water tank) Here is shot of most of the roof, the white portion is over the house the green over the terraza. You can see the entire pineapple on the far left. It looks like it’s ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top