Contemporary Roof Terrace

City gardener Matt James transforms a boring balcony into a modern rooftop terrace.

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  • Ornamental grasses, including Miscanthus and Panicum used here, are sturdy and don't topple easily in a breeze. The best thing about them is that they'll rustle in the wind and help mask that traffic noise below.
  • Experiment with conifers that have prostrate, mounding, upright and weeping forms.

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    • Malibu lighting systems from Intermatic Incorporated
    • Deck materials from Riverhead Building Supplies
    • Resin planters from Jamali Garden Supplies
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