Lauren Zerbey, whose style I love (my infatuation with her yellow window casings goes beyond what would be considered normal or appropriate), did a little piece on re-nest about green roofs. I've been meaning to show you mine. I really do like the look. Especially since my garage roof is what you see when you look out from the house (since the main floor of the house is the equivalent of 2 stories up). A regular, peaked roof would block the view of the street, and be less compelling, for sure. But, still, I often say that the roof garden is the bane of my existence. It's fussy. I fear it's more work than I'm cut out for...
I have, in the last 2 years, taken steps to tame it. I fought and (for now) won the weed battle. I replaced many of the creeping plants with others that do not need to be fought back so often. I staked and tied up the vines. But, the boxwoods, they are not doing well. And it confounds me. The rest of the garden at HH is relatively low-maintenance. All mulch and cover, really. But the roof garden feels more like it's meant to be a showpiece.
Me? I'm aiming lower. Way lower.