Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Roof Final: We Built a Roof

This morning, Crystal and I went over to Gray's Garden Center in Eugene and bought about half of the plants that went on the roof. The other half came from "sedum walks" where we went and foraged for planting material. Yes, I called it foraging instead of stealing. It's kind of like taking a cutting, but less invasive. *shrug* We're propagating here!We selected a variety of thymes, sage, sempervivums and a few others. All of these are ideal in hot and dry conditions, using the ecological template of a rock wall or rock garden.
We went back to the Courthouse Garden and started to plants.The plants going in really changed how the roof looked.OH EM GEE. I'm so in love with our little roof. I want to publish every single picture I took, but that's a bit silly. So I'll just post a few of the really pretty details.

Now, if only I could put a seat under the roof. But instead, we'll have to live with a straw bale. Here's Team Ceramic, celebrating our accomplishment:


  1. That's BEAUTIFUL! I've been doing pottery classes but I don't have one clue how to make something as nice as that!

  2. Aw, thanks! The ceramics knowledge all came from Amanda. She is amazing and I'm so lucky to have been in a team with her. I've learned SO much this term.

  3. This is beautiful! My mom described it but I had no idea! Amazing . . .

  4. Thats Fantastic! Not only is it supper eco-friendly, but also really gorgeous and very eye catching :)
    You better have gotten an A!!

  5. I think we got an a! Thanks Jen, you are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!