Rooftop gardens face special challenges: Since they’re constantly exposed to direct sunlight and wind, they demand super-tough plants. Here are great examples of green roofs that thrive
This rooftop aerie, atop the guest house of a Shell Beach, California property, offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Wild rye, native to the Channel Islands, edges the deck, which has a sunken firepit at its center. Design: Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture, with Architect Richard Blair LeGros.