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Re: Re: roof gardens


well, thewre's always the silver maples that grow in the gutters around
here, too.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 7:53 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: roof gardens


> Kitty, you could always do what some whacko did here in Beaufort. Their
> house was under some giant live oaks, and so many leaves had shed over the
> years that moss began growing in the leaf mold, and in sunny spots they
> actually had grass growing. I was amazed the roof hadn't caved in.
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 2/23/2005 5:48:53 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fw: Ode to the Catalogs
> >
> > Jim, there are roof gardens and there are roof gardens. What you
> > describe is more what people think of. Often it will be an actual garden
> > you can walk around in on a city rooftop. This little project we have is
> > different, just a way of showing something different to our visitors.
> > Frankly I think it's a bit much - who's gonna want to get up there on a
> > ladder and try to tend it while it takes a few years to fill in? I've
> > helped as a gofer at various times while guys were up there removing
> > shingles or cutting wood for braces or whatever else they did, but I
> > told them I have no insurance and I'm not going up there. The woman in
> > charge of the project has every illness under the sun and can't get
> > there until 2 or 3 in the afternoon and doesn't show when she's arranged
> > for help. Pretyt much has everyone exasperated over it. but I think one
> > way or another it will get done this year. and in its own way, it will,
> > too, look pretty neat.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone5
> >
> > -------------- Original message -------------- 
> >
> > > There's a chain of Italian restaurants--Carrabas--around here that's
> > > building design includes a flat ledge just below the roof line. They
> > > landscape the ledge with palms and other tropicals. Looks really neat.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at 02:43 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
> > >
> > > > The roof garden had great possibilities, but has turned into
> something
> > > > of a disaster, mainly because the person in charge of it has been
not
> > > > easy to work with. It should have been completed last year, but the
> > > > only
> > > > part that actually got done was reinforcing the shed's roof
supports.
> > > > The plan is for sedums and vines growing on one sloped side of the
> roof
> > > > of our tool shed. Sedums and other succulents were dug from
elsewhere
> > > > and set aside to be used, but they've all probably died by now as
> they
> > > > languished in flats waiting to be used. Materials were purchased and
> > > > left idle. Hopefully this year it will be accomplished.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -- 
> > > > Kitty
> > > > neIN, Zone5
> > > >
> > > > -------------- Original message -------------- 
> > > >
> > > >> In a message dated 2/22/05 10:45:57 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > > >>
> > > >> << the Roof Garden, >>
> > > >>
> > > >> This sounds fun. Please explain.
> > > >> Ceres
> > > >>
> > > >>
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> > > Island Jim
> > > Southwest Florida
> > > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > > Hardiness Zone 10
> > > Heat Zone 10
> > > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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