Saul Nursery "The Swamp" Greenroof
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"The Swamp" Greenroof, 2005; Photo Bobby SaulProject Name: Saul Nursery "The Swamp" Greenroof
Year: 2003
Owner: Saul Nursery
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 52 sq.ft.
Slope: 20%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
Growing Media: ItSaul Natural
Greenroof Designer: Bobby Saul
Cat on a Cool Greenroof; 2005Early April, 2006; Photo Linda S. VelazquezRecently planted in August, 2003; Photo Bobby Saul
Saul Nurseries in Atlanta and Alpharetta, Georgia, have supplied thousands of plants for area greenroofs, both extensive and intensive, including the Atlanta City Hall. The owners wanted to install a small test greenroof to trial appropriate plants for the hot, humid climate. In August 2003 an existing small 8 x 6.5' shade shelter was reinforced to hold the load of the 4" growing substrate. The substrate consists of ItSaul Natural products including the Mr. Natural Liteweight Soil Mix, Hen Manure Compost, PermaTill expanded slate, and a small amount of coarse sand.
The Swamp greenroof on May 11, 2006; Photo Bobby SaulMid May, 2006; Photo by Bobby Saul
Various succulents are being trialled; the sedums include: Sedum tectractinum, S. album 'Murale', S. album 'Jellybean', S. kamtschaticum, S. makinoi 'Limelight', S. rupestre Angelina, S. sexangular, S. grisebachii, and the native Sedum ternatum. Delospermas include: Delosperma Kelaidis Mesa Verde, D. ashtonii, D. cooperi, and D. nubigenum. There are also various species of sempervivums and jovivarbas. The plants are flourishing and a neighboring clematis vine even put down roots.

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Late March, 2006; Photo LSVLate March, 2006; Photo LSVThe set for a segment on The Victory Garden, PBSGreenroof Plants at Saul NurseriesSedums, Delospermas & More!
Read about Saul Nurseries and ItSaul Natural in The Greenroof Directory. Bobby and Kathy Saul also built a pool pump shed greenroof on their property - see it here.
 
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