Daily Garden: Red Rooftop Garden

image by Sarah Dorio.

What do you think of this garden? I have to say — I kinda wouldn’t want to hang out here.  I find the red jarring, the chartreuse plantings to be too few and  hideous with the red, the patterned floor – too busy, the furniture too fussy, and the whole thing too exposed.  (I could go on…but I will stop with that)

I feel like I would only want to be here under the cover of darkness…I hope that would change the whole place entirely.   Maybe if any one of the elements where used? but not all of it all together.  Anyway — here is what interests me most… I love the challenge of trying to figure out cities by their skylines….and this one is stumping me… anyone know what city this is?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

1 Comment

  1. private on March 17, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t mind the colors so much as the awkward frame. It looks much too small for the table. I would be afraid that birds would sit on it and add matching white blobs.
    It looks like a formal table for ten which just seems out of place on a rooftop. Too far from the kitchen, unless the shot is hiding something. But it does look bold and powerful, like a place where wealthy inlaws would intimidate a fiance. If your napkin sails off you are doomed!

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