We designed this rooftop garden for a yoga studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The planters are filled with beautiful, sinuous Japanese maples that were hand-selected for grace and form. A soft green layer of moss tops all of the planters, adding a wonderful finishing texture evocative of a forest floor. The custom-built wood deck, planters, bench, and fencing are stained a warm and inviting golden brown color. This garden also contains coralbark maples, a Zen/rock garden, and many flowering perennials that attract butterflies. All of the planters contain drip irrigation lines that water the plants on an automatic timer. Low-voltage lighting lines run through all of the planters as well, providing soft nighttime up-lighting of the plants. What a beautiful spot to practice yoga, relax and feel blissful! Check out the "before" photo of this garden and read more about our other NYC garden design projects on our blog, www.amberfreda.com.