We designed this co-op’s community roof garden on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to be able to be enjoyed by multiple groups of people at the same time. The garden features comfortable wicker furnishings with bright red cushions for a cheerful pop of color. Dark brown bamboo fencing covers an existing brick wall that was a […]
When I first visited this apartment building’s public courtyard in Battery Park City, it felt a bit outdated and disorganized. Our redesign included a new bluestone patio, cedar fencing, new tree wells with benches, updated plantings, and a custom stacked stone fountain. The fountain It features three waterfalls, a stacked stone facade, and a catch
Gardening gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve created something and put in a lot of work to see your results. It’s also visually pleasing, improves the look of your yard, and is a great way to use some spare time. Gardening is also beneficial to your health. With all of the advantages of gardening, you
We designed this large public courtyard for a co-op apartment building overlooking Central Park. The space is meant to be enjoyed by multiple groups of people, with separate areas for dining, seating, and lounging. It’s adjacent to a large playground, which makes it the perfect place for gatherings for birthday parties and get-togethers. Our design
Even in a small urban setting, a garden can be a great attractor for beautiful wildlife. What could be better than sitting in your armchair and watching a brilliant butterfly or hummingbird come into your garden for a sip of nectar? Good butterfly-attracting plants for city gardens include butterfly bush, hornbeam, clethra, dogwood, cherry, rhododendron,
Tulips are a girl’s best friend. Bulbs require a winter chill period to come up and bloom in the spring. They are absolutely one of our most favorite flowers of the entire year. Click here to see some of our favorite inspiration photos of gardens with tulips in them.
Every day is a riot of colors when you have spring bulbs planted in your garden. Amber’s favorite picks for cut flowers are tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and lilies. Check out our full selection of recommended bulbs below in our renderings.
With gardening, timing is everything, so start as soon as you can to take advantage of the long growing season ahead. It’s also time to assess the damage from the winter. Spring has sprung, and your garden will show you which plants are ready to come back. Rose bushes and hydrangeas are already starting to
This week, let’s explore how to make a healing garden. With only a few exceptions, almost everything that you can grow in the ground can be grown in a container. Which means, as long as you have some time and space, you can have a healing garden in your own home. In my article about
Rooftops have become very trendy as of late, but they’ve been around since some of our earliest civilizations. The first known roof gardens were the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia. Massive stone structures built between 4,000 – 600 BC, they took the shape of stepped pyramids with no interior rooms. They provided cool and shady places