We managed to slip and slide our way down the driveway through the snow drifts to attend this year's Philadelphia Flower Show. It's the country's oldest ( and largest ) flower show and Philadelphia is justly proud of it, as can be seen by this mural .
This year's theme is Bella Italia and was illustrated by many columns topped with abbondanza-style flower arrangements.
But what we liked best of all was the green roof mock-up which showed a huge green roof constructed by PECO in Philadelphia. Why did we like it best of all, you ask ?
Because the sedums are grown entirely on our very own green roof media, that's why !! Isn't it handsome ?
Green roofs were all the rage - here's one on a birdhouse . And what's not to like about a green roof ? It retains storm water which would normally run off the roof , it keeps the building at a steady temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, it provides a safe habitat for all kinds of flora and fauna and it ameliorates global warming - not bad for a little bit of dirt and a few plants on the roof .