It was all very impressive.
The garden has been a feature stop on local garden tours.
She had me at Green.
She told us how she searched to identify an architect who would even take on the project.
The builder bought a local retaining wall, took it down and reassembled on site in order to match the existing stone.
The cleats were secured from a German resource.
A green roof needs to be watertight. No holes from nails.
She had samples of everything for us to see firsthand.
She passed around a sample of the growing medium that we could touch. It was selected specifically for the shade tolerant plants on her green roof.
A typical green roof uses about 5% compost, she commented.
Her green roof is what is referred to as “Semi Intensive.”
The plants needed to have fibrous roots. She used a lot bulbs.
She is a leader in residential green roof design. Her home was a test.