April 24, 2012

Planting a Stone Wall

Last week on my television show, we celebrated Earth Day and one of my guests was Ed Snodgrass of Emory Knoll Farms, who showed us how to build a lush rooftop garden called a green roof.  Green roofs are beneficial in that they absorb water, provide insulation, and create a habitat for wildlife.  The plant materials he suggests for this project are succulents and sedums.  These hardy ground covers grow rapidly and are quite persistent.  Following the demonstration, we were left with several flats of these plants.  Although there weren’t enough to cover a rooftop, I did put them to very good use.

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