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I'm in love with rooftop gardens. I think they're the most romantic: it must be wonderful to be on the top of your house and have beautiful flowers around you. I like this idea even thought I'm so scared of heights.
It's perfect for people who live in big cities where is no enough space for traditional gardens.
What do you think? Do you like it? Do you have rooftop gardens in your area?
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Rooftop gardens are a wonderful idea. I would love the opportunity to create a garden on top of a roof. What would add to the beauty and serenity of a rooftop garden is having a sun-room leading to the garden. I could see myself spending all day in this type of environment.

Here's a really nice one, with a hot tub to boot ... you could have a nice get-together, with 4-6 of your closest friends... wouldn't want a whole lot of people ..

 
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I love roof top gardens too. We used to have one in our previous home.. I had a couple of tall bushes there,,.. but later the other residents objected to it and I had to give away my plants. There can be nothing nice than a roof garden.
 
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@Maddie, why did the students object to it?

@Claudine, many New Yorkers covet apartments with rooftop gardens. Now though, with the increasing interest in green rooves, I think we will gradually see more and more roof gardens, even if it's nothing more than a bed of moss.
 
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@Claudine, many New Yorkers covet apartments with rooftop gardens. Now though, with the increasing interest in green rooves, I think we will gradually see more and more roof gardens, even if it's nothing more than a bed of moss.
This would be wonderful if there were more of them, they look so beautiful! Unfortunately in my area I haven't seen any:( . I've seen them in Venice though - it's another reason why in my opinion it's the most beautiful city in the world:D .

Taskeinc, it's such a beautiful picture, I'd love to have a rooftop garden like this. I can't stop looking at it, I like it so much:D
 
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@Maddie, why did the students object to it?
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Chanell, They were worried that the roof would become weak... I had paid so much to have the water proofing done.. I also used plastic tarps on the floor and all plants were in containers... But when you live in apartment blocks these issues arise from time to time.. I did not want to get into arguments.. I just gave in... I was so sad after that.. Now, I have all the plants I want in my balcony and window sills... :D
 
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Chanell, They were worried that the roof would become weak... I had paid so much to have the water proofing done.. I also used plastic tarps on the floor and all plants were in containers... But when you live in apartment blocks these issues arise from time to time.. I did not want to get into arguments.. I just gave in... I was so sad after that.. Now, I have all the plants I want in my balcony and window sills... :D

That makes me a little sad :-( What is the total area of your balcony?

@Claudine check out these rooftop farms:





 
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ChanellG, they're wonderful, thank you for posting it!:D I want to have a farm like these, I would sit there for hours. And I'd grow roses. I don't know, the idea of rooftop gardens seems just extremely romantic to me:) .

Maddie, I'm so sorry you had to give up on your roof garden:(

I have more pictures:



 
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A supermarket? It's wonderful! In my area supermarkets are the ugliest buildings. I wish they had rooftop gardens.
This is pretty:



And this looks like it wasn't planned...:p but still, it looks pretty:



 
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I don't think I would want a green roof on a house with a standard gable like that. (Especially those trees!) I would be concerned about the "green" spreading to areas I did't want it. But if I had a flat roof with a ledge around it, I might consider doing raised beds of some sort. I would also want part of the roof to have solar panels and maybe even wind turbines.

I do like the earthship; the roof garden makes the house look like it is part of the natural landscape.

This isn't a roof garden, but it's really cool!
 
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I don't think I would want a green roof on a house with a standard gable like that. (Especially those trees!) I would be concerned about the "green" spreading to areas I did't want it. But if I had a flat roof with a ledge around it, I might consider doing raised beds of some sort. I would also want part of the roof to have solar panels and maybe even wind turbines.
I know, having green roof like those in the pictures that I posted is not practical at all... but still, it's so romantic! Being reasonable is always very hard for me:p .
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But a roof with animals is a little bit too much:eek: :

 
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That is a bit much! I wonder how they got up there in the first place. Not that anyone can blame them for grazing; it's also a way to control the grass and keep it from overgrowing.
 
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That is a bit much! I wonder how they got up there in the first place. Not that anyone can blame them for grazing; it's also a way to control the grass and keep it from overgrowing.
Yes, but I'd be so afraid they will fall down. I don't know anything about goats (are these goats?) but I have a dog and he is not scared of heights at all so maybe it's the same with other animals.

I want to have a house like these:D :





 
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I wouldn't want the roof falling on my head... :LOL of those picture are ridiculous.. Goats grazing on roofs is too much for my liking.. LOL.
Amusing pictures though. Thanks for the laughs :D ;)
 
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I wouldn't want the roof falling on my head... :LOL of those picture are ridiculous.. Goats grazing on roofs is too much for my liking.. LOL.
Amusing pictures though. Thanks for the laughs :D ;)
But some of these pictures are so beautiful:) . I'd love to live in one of them,it's just so romantic. Although I agree that goats are too much:p .
Here is another funny picture:



People don't seem surprised so I think that goats walking on the roofs aren't unusual in that area:p
 
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Oh, no! That last one with the sheep is just going too far! I don't know if I could calmly sit there and dine at a place with livestock on the roof! That is just nutty.

Claudine, you should Google earthships. There's a lot more going on with those than just green rooftops. Most are built into the landscape and they are rather ingenious.





 
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@ Claudine, I do like some of the pictures..but dining with sheep overhead is not my style.. lol So funny. Trees growing over my house.. No ..no.. LOL
@ Chanell, I like the earth ships. I was reading up some stuff yesterday and those pictures looked awesome.. They seem more sensible and won't hurt the roof of the building :) But the plants may just burn up in my kind of climate.
 
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Looking at all those plants makes me wonder about one thing. Don't the roots get into the roof and create cracks? I remember that roots are very good at getting into the tiniest crevices and slowly, over time, make the crevice bigger and bigger as the root grows.
 
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