Historic Humble Oil Marriott
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Beautiful flowering trees and shrubs at the Humble Oil Marriot in Houston, TXProject Name: Historic Humble Oil Marriott
Year: 2003
Owner: Marriott
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 10696 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Jennifer Appel, ASLA, LI

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Landscape Architect: Jennifer Appel, Landsculpture & Design, Inc.
Licensed Irrigator: Darin Preston, Head to Head Irrigation
Paver Installation: Mike Pappas, Dreyfus Construction
Waterproofing: Butch D, Butch's Waterproofing
Perlite Manufacturer: Bruce Schundler, Schundler Perlite
Bio Barrier: Patty Schlar, Bio Barrier
An overview of the plaza entrance.Flowering Planters, May 24, 2004Center Fountain at The Courtyard by Marriott
Project type - Commercial intensive retrofit on a 1921 parking garage; Total square feet = 10,696; Landscape area 3000 square feet; Building stories 17; Soil media dry weight about 8 pounds per cubic foot.
Intensive Greenroof with Flowering Perennials and TreesDesign & Photos by Jennifer Appel
Materials selection:
Grace waterproofing;
Bio Barrier;
Enka drain;
56,000 pounds of perlite and USPS packing peanuts; Standard Hunter irrigation system with Rainbird controller. Operation time is 2 minutes per day per zone;
Shredded hardwood mulch;
5000 flowering plants;
11 trees 8 to 10 foot when planted;
Fertilizer - Pet Friendly Fertilizer;
Maintenance - 2 hours per week for one person;

Herbs for the chef:
Cilantro, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Chives, Dill, Lavendar, Marjoram, Mint.

Additional thumbnail photos:

Planting bed detail - Design & Photos by Jennifer AppelUnder all the planters is the underground garageIntensive Greenroof at the Humble Oil MarriottJennifer forces the plants to bloom year-round by feeding them weeklyMay 12, 2004
Read more about this project from the June 2004 Guest Feature Article by the landscape architect on Greenroofs.com here.
 
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