June Squares | Roofs

It’s June and another 30 day challenge from Becky.  ‘The Life of B’ This month she is looking for a roof or roofs or even rooves. Follow the link for the rules.

Up on the roof – the Living Green roof of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The Academy tested 35 native plant species to determine which would survive the best of this roof. Nine finalists were selected – both annual and perennial wildflowers to cover 90% of the roof. (Click on the link above and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the roof in all its glory)

  1. Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
  2. Sea Pink (Armeria maritima)
  3. Stonecrop (Sedum spathulifolium)
  4. Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa)
  5. Goldfield (Lasthenia californica)
  6. Miniature Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
  7. Beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
  8. California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  9. California Plantain (Plantago erecta)

June Square | 12th June

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

23 thoughts on “June Squares | Roofs”

  1. Using the link, I enjoyed the overall shot of the roof indeed.
    I thought it might be The Eden Project, until I saw the name.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. It’s an interesting place. The Academy is great, love the butterflies, and the Conservatory too. The botanic garden is not so good in Feb but probably is at a different time of year.

        1. I had quite a few last year, but this year only one plant (I think) and not in flower yet. Something else is dominating that bed and I am waiting to see what it is once it flowers!

        2. How exciting! Love it when there’s uncertainty about a flower bed. This year my unexpected delight was some alliums. Totally forgotten planting them last autumn 😊

        3. My alliums don’t seem to be doing too well. I might get some more this autumn – they look so much better when planted close together.

        4. Oh that’s a shame. Good excuse to get more though as you are right they look fabulous in large groups.

    1. Yes I can see you’d like green roofs. I thought of one on my shed, but realise I actually need to replace the shed first…

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