Downtown Brooklyn Terrace

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DESIGN WILD transformed a bare newly constructed condo terrace into a beautiful, low-maintenance garden space perfect for lounging, entertaining and for a new family to grow. Working with the owners, we helped them envision what kind of spaces and feel they wanted on their terrace.  

We started with a blank slate:

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We designed a plan to add some trees for shade, height and privacy; incorporating lush plants with varied textures; and organizing the space into 'rooms' for dining, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors. 

 
 
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As for the plants, Design Wild incorporated some of our favorite color and textural combinations to fill out a variety of new planters. The soft, fuzzy "Lambs Ears" (stachys) on the left and the delightfully minty smell of the purple "Cat mint" (nepeta) was especially geared to bring a fun sensory experience to our clients' children. And of course the blueberries!

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We also knew that our client wanted a low-maintenance garden, as they were busy with the demands of a new family. Our resilient plant combos proved the test of time - when we made our first garden visit after almost six months, we were pleased to find our plants thriving! 

  October 2017 | Our last visit at the end of the fall season.

October 2017 | Our last visit at the end of the fall season.

  May 2018 | Our visit after six months! Look at that  Nepeta  go!

May 2018 | Our visit after six months! Look at that Nepeta go!

 
 

And of course it wouldn't be Design Wild without a little nod to our love for growing food. We added these delightful window boxes to bring herbs and lettuces to the family. 

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