Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls by Nigel Dunnett

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Published by Timber Press, Incorporated .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Green roofs (Gardening),
  • Gardening,
  • Gardening / Horticulture,
  • Vines & Climbers,
  • Gardening/Plants,
  • Vertical gardening,
  • Landscape,
  • Container,
  • CLIMBING PLANTS,
  • GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE,
  • Gardening / General,
  • PLANTS, ORNAMENTAL,
  • Garden Design,
  • Ornamental climbing plants

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8176363M
ISBN 10088192640X
ISBN 109780881926408

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Just wondering which kind of plants are most suitable for green roofs and living walls. Using physiological traits for green roof plant selection.

I touch a bit on this in my book on green.

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