The Outsider: Oversized Roof Terrace in Williamsburg

MY LAST GARDEN COLUMN TODAY for Brownstoner, and I wanted to go out with a bang.
It’s a spectacular 4,000-square-foot rooftop woodland/meadow, all in containers, by garden designer Rebecca Cole.

You must see this…and you can, right here.

The Outsider: Shady Terrace in Brooklyn Heights

NO SUN… no matter. My friend Elke Kuhn has wrought a lush green miracle on the north-facing terrace behind her 2nd floor Brooklyn apartment.

Go here to read today’s Brownstoner post about how she manages to nurture all sorts of lovely things and keep them going from year to year.

The Outsider: Private Woodland in Carroll Gardens

INTERIOR DESIGNER Robert Farrell re-made his Brooklyn backyard with dense plantings of small trees and shade-tolerant perennials.

It’s the subject of my column today on

Read all about it by clicking this link.

The Outsider: Lush Rooftop in Park Slope

FOR A CLIENT who wanted a ‘Mediterranean look’ on her Brooklyn apartment-house rooftop, designer Glenn Smithbuilt a shade structure with a bridge, and even a small pond, surrounded by an eclectic assortment of grasses, succulents, and conifers. To read all about it in my Brownstoner column today, click here.

The Outsider: Rooftop Meadowscape in Park Slope

IT’S THE LATEST in ‘landscape urbanism,’ and it’s pretty too — a desert meadow atop a Brooklyn brownstone, designed and installed by Future Green Studio. Go here to see more, and read an explanation of what landscape urbanism is.