Irrigation!! Hallelujah, happy day! The green roof is so close to complete, you can almost taste it! The irrigation system is in, the plants are happy and watered, and the mess of pots are off the roof. The only things left to do are tweek some of the sprinkler heads, fill in some of the gaps with flowers we are picking up tomorrow at Laporte Avenue Nursery near Fort Collins, CO, and mulch the whole roof with light-colored pea gravel. Stay tuned!
This lovely rock we found during our cactus hunting expedition. Look at the diversity of lichens on this single rock! We put it in a spot of honor near the entrance gate.
Written by Brenna Marsicek, UW Biodiversity Institute