Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Modern Gray Roof Garden

This garden looks simple, spare, and so relaxing. See how they planted driftwood with succulents? I found this garden on west elms’ new blog . . . for lots more photos head to the homeowner’s blog.






Remodelista: Roof Garden Round Up

Head over to Remodelista for a treasure chest of roof garden photos, including this photo from Brooklyn’s Brook Landscape.

Colorful Modern Garden Trellis from, a new design-minded flash sale site, is wowing me with their modern garden items. First I fell for these planters and now this trellis from Terra Trellis. Would you put a sculpture-trellis in your garden? (Isn’t trellis a really strage sounding, ugly looking word. Especially if you say it over and over: trellis, trellis, trellises)

Would you harbor this big pink arbor? Now I’m hoping that Fab starts selling gardening tools, maybe a minimal fountain?

Soho Roof Garden with Swimming Pool and Fruit Trees

Check out this ninth floor 2,500 square foot roof garden escape on Broome St. I toured this garden last July and am so excited to share the photos.

Read more the Soho roof garden this city is threatening to pull down on The New York Times. Here’s a slide show of some of my photos:

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Wow! Stunning Manhattan Roof Garden

Head over to Apartment Therapy to tour this stunning Soho roof garden dreamed up by Andrew Wilkinson of Wikinson Architects.

Would You Ever Make a Terrarium Table?

Our small, shared roof garden needs to fit people, a patio table and chairs, a few lounge chairs, two grills, and the occasional dog or two. And then there’s the plants! We’re running out of space for plants! While Sunset Magazine’s table-as-container-garden would create a special new space for plants, it is not so practical.

Umbrella planters are a more straight forward way to bring plants to the patio table.

Image: Sunset Magazine

Glorious! Growing Morning Glories on a Roof Garden

Check out M & P’s stunning wall of morning glories. Last spring, they built their own trellis and trained the vines to grow up a roof garden wall covered with rust stains.

Here’s the same wall earlier in the season:

This is a great example of turning a challenge in your city garden space into a feature. The wall gives these vines some shelter from wind and full day sun.

For more pics of this Jersey City garden, check out my post from last summer. If you’re growing vines on your roof garden, please let me know and send some photos if you can!

Photos: M in Jersey City

New York City Roof Gardens from Goode Green

Header over to Remodelista for a stunning collection of roof garden photos from Goode Green. This roof garden is in Little Italy, NYC.

Image: Goode Greene via Remodelista

Windowbox Full of Springtime Symmetry

This Morton Street window box stopped me in my tracks last night.

Check out a couple more West Village spring window boxes here.

A Moss Model of the Brooklyn Bridge

Anthropologie decorated their new Chelsea Market store with moss representations of New York City icons, including the Brooklyn Bridge. Love it, but can’t help dreaming about a version created with live plants and succulents rather than train set green dried moss.