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Project by Joshua Howe posted 12-09-2008 06:35 PM 1283 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are living roof. A customer requested a mailbox with this and I decided to put it on a birdhouse.
This looks really good once there are vines growing or small flowers. If you look living roof up on google their is a list of plants that have shallow rooting.

-- Wood,clay,metal, and stone are all just materials, until an artist's hand touches them.--TreeFormDesign





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 12-09-2008 06:42 PM

looks awesome but how do the plants hold up in the summer heat ? Is there some type of soil and moisture supply that I’m not seeing here ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Joshua Howe

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#2 posted 12-09-2008 06:47 PM

The wire mesh is what holds the soil in place and you can either water them or rain. It is a good idea to purchase plants that grow well in your climate. Google “living roof” and there is a list of web pages that talk about plants that do well in this environment.

-- Wood,clay,metal, and stone are all just materials, until an artist's hand touches them.--TreeFormDesign

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#3 posted 12-09-2008 06:47 PM

Very interesting.You will have to let us know if it stands up to the summer heat and grows properly.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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Joshua Howe

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#4 posted 12-09-2008 06:49 PM

Yes, I built these about three years ago. They did fine it is very important to plant the proper plants for you climate.

-- Wood,clay,metal, and stone are all just materials, until an artist's hand touches them.--TreeFormDesign

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#5 posted 12-12-2008 05:44 PM

Great idea again Joshua.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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