green roofs http://wvxu.org en Green roof research growing http://wvxu.org/post/green-roof-research-growing <p>The green roof concept is gaining traction with builders and the eco-conscious but a successful green roof requires more than just planting some vegetation.</p><p>A University of Cincinnati pilot study finds some native plants are more successful in our climate than others.</p><p>Student Jill Bader and Assistant biology professor Ishi Buffam were surprised to discover a member of the onion family fared best.</p><p>"It looks delicate, I think. The foliage is long and thin and it has a very delicate flower. It doesn't look tough but it is," says Bader.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:26:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 5498 at http://wvxu.org Green roof research growing