Comfortable furniture such as these wicker armchairs can make an outdoor space so much more inviting. With just a few well-positioned pieces, you can quickly and easily turn your space into usable outdoor "rooms" for dining, lounging, and cozy conversation nooks. We stained these cedar planters a darker shade of brown and then filled them with a mix of evergreens for privacy, red Japanese maples, Knockout roses, and a mix of flowering annuals for year-round color. This rooftop garden is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.