Little science in this discussion however a couple facts are irrefutable!
- The Moon reflects the Sun's light
- Plants need light for photosynthesis
- During winter months while the sun is low on the horizon, plants get less light and grow slower
- A high perch such as a roof offers green roof plants a special opportunity to become 'fully involved' with moonlight.
- Moonlight is soothing to plants - soft light without harshness of the daytime heat stress
- Green Roof Plants Washed in Moonlight are more prone to be in a romantic mood? Produce more pollen and seeds?
- The Moon soothes Green Roof Plants from the stresses of the day?
- Other ideas?
I felt enlivened and my spirits were uplifted as I walked back into the house.
|Green Roof Plants See The Moon, The Moon Sees Them|
Understanding the ecology and environmental aspects of plants is important to understanding plants. Judy and I, for years, have worked with plants and their, soil, sun exposure, wind and water relationships. But the other half of plants life cycle, the night (other than a few sheets over tender plants) - plants relationship with the night - I've never given much thought to.
Lucky Green Roof Plants.
Happy Green Roofing, Kevin!
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