Have a happier garden with these pro plant-picking tips. 

By Tamara Kraus
September 10, 2018

Have you ever wanted to know what a decorator was thinking while choosing fabrics, a color palette, or how to shop the right plants for your patio? Real Simple decided to take matters into our own hands, so we recently took over a stunning Brooklyn apartment and had some of the top designers and organizers work their magic in the space. You can view the full apartment in the October issue, but we wanted to share a little more behind the scenes action here. 

The massive terrace, which has panoramic views of Brooklyn and Manhattan, features lush Robellini palms to make the expansive area feel more secluded and private. Because these plants might not work for your outdoor space, we asked the experts at Costa Farms about five things to know before you buy plants at the nursery so you can ensure that your plants flourish and stay alive as long as possible.

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