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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Brownstoner.com. Read all about it by clicking this link.

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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