A metal balcony extends from the kitchen at the back of the house, out over the first few feet of the green roof covered extension. Two years after installation, the plants are still happily living underneath. The decking allows one to walk above the green roof without harming the happy plants in anyway, and still affords enough sunlight for them to thrive!
This is a mixed Sedum covered green roof over a backyard extension. Sedum spreads it's roots into a thick mat, crowding out any weeds that may try to grow there. It is drought tolerant and never needs replanting or reseeding. It flowers for the love of local honeybees and looks beautiful doing it. A strong survivor of a plant!
Despite the hours this small garden roof spends in the shade, these plants are fertile, lush, and beautiful year round. In the winter when snow blankets the roof, the plants don't die back, but only become dormant. In spring, they come back out even more vibrantly than before.
The view to the garden in the backyard is so much nicer with the roof of the extension covered in low-growing sedum, edged in perfect round beach stones.