Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide

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Timber Press, 2006 - Gardening - 203 pages
In just a few years, green roofs have gone from a horticultural curiosity to a booming growth industry — primarily because the environmental benefits of extensively planted roofs are now beyond dispute, whether for industrial or governmental complexes or for private homes in urban or suburban settings. Despite the high level of interest in green roofs, until now there has been no reliable reference devoted exclusively to the various species of drought-tolerant plants that are suitable for use on extensive green roofs. Green Roof Plants fills that void. The book contains photographs and cultural information for more than 200 species and cultivars of plants, including valuable data on moisture needs, heat tolerance, hardiness, bloom color, foliage characteristics, and height. Concise, accurate, and easy to use, this book is destined to become an indispensable practical reference guide, not just for architects, landscape designers, engineers, and environmentalists, but also for environmentally conscious home gardeners.

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This is an outstanding resource both for green roof designers and engineers. Ed is a superb plantsman and has an equal knowledge in areas of green roof engineering, substrates, and other tangential issues. Read full review

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Currently more prevalent in Europe but growing in popularity in North America, green roofs (roofs that feature growing plants) help preserve green space, control storm water runoff, reduce a ... Read full review


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Edmund C. Snodgrass started the first green roof nursery in the United States and has collaborated on green roof research with colleges and universities. A fifth-generation farmer and nurseryman, he is owner and president of Emory Knoll Farms Inc. and Green Roof Plants in Street, Maryland, specializing in plants and horticultural consulting for green roofs. He is coauthor, with Linda McIntyre, of The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance. He also wrote, with his wife, Lucie Snodgrass, Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide.

Lucie L. Snodgrass is a passionate gardener and professional writer. Before teaching at the college level, she served as a policy advisor in state and federal government. Lucie holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University.

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