What’s Happening in Our Rooftop Garden

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This morning we spent a few minutes taking photos of our garden on the roof.

It’s been a very cold spring but things are starting to grow  up there!

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We have eggplant. Someone wondered if anyone likes eggplant?

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This is a new knock-out rosebush that we just planted after loosing last year’s to the rough winter.

Peggy says “I like that rose!”

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A few sunflowers grew from last year’s plants…

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and the sweet peas and beans are coming along nicely.

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We have lots of chamomile this  year. The flowers were closed because it was raining.

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The gang in room one planted four deck railing containers with geraniums, spike and vinca vine.

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The lovage is blooming.

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We grew  cucumber plants from small seeds.

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Barbara says that “the sweet potatoes are beautiful!”

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Onions, also grown from seed, are settling in.

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The tomatoes are growing very slowly.

Tomatoes like hot weather and it’s been cold.

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The asiatic lilies are almost blooming!

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We’ve had good luck with the zucchini so far.

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Zach planted these petunias and a little bit of coreopsis that came back from last year.

Soon this planter will be full of blooms!

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and the gladiolas will be blooming too!

There’s lots more to come! Our gardeners are busy here at Bass River, Inc!

Text and photos by Peggy, Barbara C and Michele

 

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Bass River is Green for Earth Day and Every Day!

We do lots of things in a “green” way here at Bass River, Inc.

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One of Bass River’s cars is clean and running on electricity. We use plug in power and its fast!

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We pack  this lawn seed and send it to customers for the company. It uses less water and no chemicals.

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We plant seeds.

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We recycle yogurt cups!

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We use Energy Star appliances.

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We recycle coffee cans and water bottles.

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Recycling cans!

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We recycle paper.

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We put apple peels and banana skins in our compost bin and turn it.

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We also make compost using worms.

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We collect the sun to make electricity for our building.

Earth Day is a day to keep the world a better place!

Happy Earth Day!

Photos by Tanya, John P and John M.

Text by Nathan, Ellie, Danielle, Tanya, Jason, Laurie, Bill and Barbara

Signs of Spring

We’re seeing a few signs of spring around Bass River this week.
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Our amaryllis is blooming. It’s not really a sign of spring, but it’s pretty!imageThere’s flowers

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 and bulbs.

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We have some crocus blooming with the daffodils.

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And the onion seedlings are up!

Spring will be here very soon!

Photos by Peggy D.

Text by Steven and Michele

Up On the Roof-July 21, 2014

It’s almost the middle of summer and our rooftop is a busy place!

We’ve had some good, sunny weather and some very cold, rainy days. Most of our plants are doing well. Here’s what’s happening up on the roof:

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This is the view as  you reach the top of the steps.

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If you turn around you’ll see the bottle garden that we created last week from green soda bottles.

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Here’s the view looking back from the table area.

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Remember the pumpkin that Kathy gave us in the spring? It’s making lots of new pumpkin vines!

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We have a few apples coming along but it looks like the apple harvest will be small this year.

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The kale is doing well. We’re hoping to make some kale chips with it this week.

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Our three sisters (corn, beans and squash) are all in harmony with each other, as these vegetables usually are.

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We thinned the carrots last week.

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Our first tomato appeared on a vine.

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This volunteer sunflower plant is getting ready to bloom.

A volunteer is a plant that comes up on it’s own from last year’s seeds.

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The lovage is huge! We need to learn about what we can use it for.

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Here’s Peg’s favorite rose flower.

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We have lots of swiss chard and some Brussel sprouts that we grew from seed.

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And our beautiful lilies are blooming.

We love the lilies for the short time we have them.

That’s it for today. We enjoyed taking these photos to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Post by Steven, Philip, Peg, Barbara and Michele