The owner of this Brooklyn Heights rooftop terrace requested that we make the plantings feel soft, feminine, and lush with a traditional touch. We picked blue ceramic pots and spiral juniper topiaries as a nod to classic, Mediterranean-style gardens. Pink flowering crape myrtle trees bloom prolifically in the summer months. We’ve also incoporated lace cap hydrangeas, a weeping serpentine birch tree, a red Japanese maple, Knockout roses, trumpet and clematis vines, and an abundance of flowering annuals so that the garden stays in bloom most of the year. For winter interest, there are dwarf blue spruces and spiral junipers. All of the containers include low-voltage up-lighting and drip irrigation lines set on automatic timers.