As you probably know (unless you’ve just entered the greenroof field), Ed Snodgrass is a horticultural consultant who co-owns and operates Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants, a perennial nursery specializing in green roof plants that stocks over 100 varieties of green roof plants. To date they have and provided over 2.5 million sf of planted roofs!
Ed also happens to be one of our Contributing Editors, our first in fact – see my 2009 “From Llamas to Greenroofs: An Interview with Ed Snodgrass.” Appropriately, Ed is our Plant Editor and writes “Ask Ed” where he answers reader questions, writes occasional articles, and features seasonal greenroof plants for us.
Ed is also a seasoned speaker (highly in demand) and writer (who says he will try and contribute more here on Greenroofs.com!). By now I’m sure you’ve all read Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide, by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass, published by Timber Press, 2006 – I thought it was great, and a perfect resource – see my review here.
And, his brand new book, The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance, by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre, published by Timber Press, 2010, is now available! I feel privileged that I was sent an early copy to review, which I’m working on along with finishing up another Contributing Editor’s book by Kelly Luckett – The Green Roof Guy – Green Roof Construction and Maintenance, published by McGraw-Hill’s Greensource, 2009 (it’s fantastic and I can’t believe I haven’t finished the review yet). Are they similar? Yes and no. Both are certainly unique with dinstinct perspectives.
But my early feeling for Ed and Linda’s new book is that it is simply great – much more overall in scope than the first (of course, it had a plant focus) and another must have for our greenroof and greenwall library! Order today from Amazon.com for quick delivery.
Congratulations, Ed, on yet another success!
~ Linda V.