The day is coming when gardens will be a more common sight than black tar roofs. Here are a few green roofs we've been admiring:
Above: A 4,000-square-foot green roof installed atop a building in New York City. Image by Marni Majorelle.
Above: Just planted. In a year, the grasses and sedums will grow together to create a dense carpet. Image by Michael Graydon.
Above: On Long Island, a 1,000-square-foot green roof is being planted with native species—including Blue Eyed Grass, Green and Gold, Creeping Phlox, and Wavy Haired Grass—along with sedums and other grasses such as Blue Fescue. Image via Marni Majorelle.
Above: A rooftop meadow of sedums, planted by Brooklyn artist Paula Hayes, creates a natural habitat for birds, butterflies, and bees.