Friday, December 3, 2010

Green Roof Plants - Acclimation Video - Allium Species

We've spoke about how we acclimate green roof plants, preparing the juveniles for the harsh exposure to weather and climate on Green Roofs.

By raising the plugs in a "Nature Only Irrigation" process - this refers to irrigation from dew, fog and rainfall only - they are trained for what they will experience on the Green Roof.

Those plants with the strongest traits will survive and proliferate across green roofs.

The video here shows how two year old juvenile Allium plugs are removed from the plug tray, divided and readied for green roof planting.

There are approximately 10,000 individual plants stacked on the table - enough to do a large commercial building when planted one per square foot.  Growing rapidly they will cover the roof with brilliant white flower spikes in the late summer.

As always, email your questions or comments here.

And happy green roofing!


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