Posted in Urban Garden Design, tagged central park garden, Central Park South Garden, Central Park Terraces, Central Park View, Crepe Myrtle Rooftop, garden accessories, garden for renters, Gardens for renters, hudson river views, manhattan garden, manhattan terrace, Midtown Manhattan garden, Midtwon manhattan views, renter garden, roof garden myrtle, Top of the Rock, Twin Terraces on July 28, 2012 |
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Carefully Selected Accessories Make This Renter’s Terrace Feel Complete
The Top of the Rock has phenomenal views of Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson River and Central Park. However, these twin terraces situated on Central Park South have views which top even those. Situated in the middle of Central Park, you can see all the way from 59th Street to the far end of the park at 110th Street. It takes a lot to make the heart of a New Yorker skip a beat, but this perspective does the trick.
Crepe Myrtles and Ornamental Grasses Soften this Intimate Terrace
The off-white parapet wall really stuck out against the green backdrop provided by the park. Our intent for using tall planters was to hide most of the parapet wall. Using tall planters also makes the terrace feel larger because it stretches the lines of the space vertically. Crepe Myrtles, deciduous shrubs and ornamental grasses were carefully selected based on light and wind conditions.
A Surreal View of Central Park Looking North
The terraces were accessorized with rugs, pillows, low voltage lighting and lanterns to make them feel complete and lived in. Since the apartment is rented, adding these finishing touches makes the space feel more personalized since changing permanent features of the property is not an option. Now that the terraces are planted, the only thing left to do is to sit back and enjoy the view!
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Posted in Urban Garden Design, tagged gardens, Gardens for renters, hand watering plants, maintaining rooftop garden, New York, New York City, roof garden maintenance, rooftop garden, TriBeCa, West Village, West Village Garden on September 16, 2011 |
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Gardens can only be as successful as the amount of effort and care that is put into maintaining them. We installed planters and plantings for a lovely couple renting an apartment in the West Village in the beginning of July. Under the tutelage of Jeffrey, the clients set out to care for the plants themselves. Since they are renting the space and there is no hose bib or external water source, the only cost effective option was to hand water the plants. As you can see from the pictures snapped in September, they are doing a phenomenal job. This terrace which once used to feature more dead plants than alive has been revitalized. Now it’s a place to snuggle on a warm autumn evening or gather with friends for an after work drink.
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