Flickr Finds: Kathryn's Rooftop Garden

AT reader (and house tour participant) Kathryn has been on fire lately. Her home was just featured on HGTV and, looking through Flickr, we noticed that her outdoor space is also camera-ready after undergoing a recent transformation. Click below for a mini-tour of her beautiful rooftop deck (and one "before" photo)...

the rooftop before

From Kathryn: "This large outdoor space was a big part of why I bought this loft. However, using it was harder than I first thought."

"After living with the barren, windy space for a few years, I bought a dining set from a neighbor who was leaving and upgraded to a gas grill (charcoal decks and wind don't mix)."

"This year, I decided to make the area more "liveable". I had fences installed to block some of the wind. I also had large planter boxes built along the front part of the deck."

"I planted "Black Lace Elderberry", "Morning Light Maiden Grass", Speedwell, Phlox, Salvia, Coleus, "Purple Fountain Grass" and a bunch of herbs."

"I plan to stain the fence and the planter boxes a brownish-grey color at the end of the summer; after the wood has had a chance to season for a few months."

Great job, Kathryn, and thanks so much for sharing your space! We love the planters and think they'll look even better as they age. To see the entire Flickr set with the before-and-after transformation, click here.

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