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Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide

by Edmund C. Snodgrass (Author), Lucie L. Snodgrass (Author)



Editorial Reviews

From Booklist
Although relatively commonplace in Japan and throughout Europe, green roof
gardening is just a grassroots movement in the U.S. But ecological and economic
concerns are pushing what was once a landscaping anomaly into the forefront of
environmental design. It is, however, not as simple as merely re-creating a
ground-level garden high atop a building. Green roof gardening must take into
consideration structural engineering issues such as load bearing, waterproofing,
insulation, drainage, and maintenance. These same concerns make selecting
suitable plant material a challenge. The authors have compiled the first
reference tool designed to help green roof gardeners determine the best
drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, temperature-hardy plants. Supported by
300-plus color photographs and including cultural details on more than 200
species and cultivars, this is an essential resource for home gardeners and
landscape architects and designers looking for environmentally friendly choices.

Review
"Edmund Snodgrass, a [green roof] pioneer...provides an overview of green roofs,
from their benefits and challenges to their design and construction to their
plant selection...this useful guide targeted to green-roof industry
professionals will also interest a general audience." -- Library Journal,
September 2006

"Supported by 300-plus color photographs and including cultural details on more
than 200 species and cultivars, this is an essential resource for home
gardeners, landscape architects, and designers looking for environmentally
friendly choices."—Carol Haggas, Booklist, October 2006 (Carol Haggas Booklist )

Product Details

Hardcover: 220 pages
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (September 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0881927872

 

 

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