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Old 07-13-2018, 01:39 AM
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1. The choice of plants in the roof garden is first of all to require drought tolerance and cold resistance, such as some shrubs and herbs. Because the roof garden is very susceptible to the natural climate, plants should be selected as far as possible to resist wind, not easy to fall, and at the same time be able to withstand short-term water accumulation. For example, high temperature in summer, large wind, poor moisture retention in the soil layer, and poor heat preservation in winter are all issues to consider.

2. The choice of plants in the roof garden is to choose the evergreen plants as much as possible, because the roof garden is built for the sake of beauty. In order to make the roof garden more colorful and reflect the seasonal changes of the garden, some color tree species can be planted and used as little as possible. Trees with tall roots can be vigorous flowers and trees, such as shrubs, bonsai, turf and the like.

3. The plant decoration of the roof garden can be carried out using a cornice and a two-sloping roof or a trapezoidal roof. The vines such as grapes and wisteria can be planted in the shade without affecting the load. Ivy can be planted on the wall of the platform and on the fence wall, which is beautiful and natural.

Being able to own a roof garden is like moving nature to front of you. Reasonable color and reasonable construction design can not only improve the environment, but also purify the air. Why not do it? The plant selection in the roof garden will be known, and I wish you a happy life here
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:10 AM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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If I had a flat roof I'd love to have a roof garden.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:47 PM
Location: Minnesota
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Definitely some ornamental grasses. Lots if variety, heights and color, and in the winter looks good too. I've never planted perennials in pots, they wouldn't make through my winters but NC probably would be good for some anyway.

Plant for butterflies and bees.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:50 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Zone? Which state? Humidity? Annual rainfall and cloud cover?
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:58 PM
Location: Silicon Valley
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The California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco has a living roof. Very cool:

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Old 07-20-2018, 02:20 AM
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Most house roofs are not built to carry much weight, and moist soil is very heavy: a cubic yard (9ft x 9ft x 4 inches) can weigh from 1000-2000 lb.-- and going smaller but deeper is worse- more weight/sq ft-- so make plans accordingly.
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