hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

RE: ACGA COMMENT: Rooftop Gardens


The major elements of rooftop gardening are:

1)Really knowing the structural integrity and weightbearing capacity of your
roof. Before you think of starting a roof garden get a copy of the
building's plans, consult an engineer who can interpret thos plans and
examine the roof before you start. When you know here the structural beams
are, and what the roof can hold safely ( including your weight) then you can
plan intelligently. 

2) Most roof top gardeners in NYC garden in containers. You seriously do not
want the root systems of any plants growing into the building. Also
remember, dirt has two weights...dry and wet. Be sure that you have a place
for the water to go. 

3) Remember that wind is an issue. Nothing should be allowed to blow away.
Remember, Cyrano was killed by a flower pot.

Vilius, I know that there is an excentric socialite who has spent millions
converting  the entire rooftop of a Manhattan luxury building into an
orgainic garden. Complete with structural steel work and all sorts of fancy
irrigation, I'm told that it is (was?) brilliant.

For normal mortals, rooftop gardening is problematic

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Rocksta@siu.edu [SMTP:Rocksta@siu.edu]
> Sent:	Monday, February 14, 2000 2:16 PM
> To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	[cg] ACGA COMMENT: Rooftop Gardens
> Hello, I am a student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and am
> looking for information/periodicals/texts about rooftop gardens.
> Please help.  I am to present a topic for my senior seminar and would 
> appreciate any sort of leads.
> Thank you.
> Vilius Z.
> Rocksta@siu.edu
> http://www.communitygarden.org/comment.html
> _______________________________________________
> community_garden maillist  -  community_garden@mallorn.com
> https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden

community_garden maillist  -  community_garden@mallorn.com

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index