Roof Top Sedums Bird's Eye View - Green Roof E-Newsletter
Winter 2015 newsletter 


This time of year we like to say we are hibernating as our plants on the rooftops are in their winter dormancy, and everyone is patiently waiting for springtime to arrive. But as we wait, we are busy reflecting on what plants have worked best on past green roof projects, what improvements we can make with designs and plant selections, and looking forward to the challenges of new and exciting projects for the upcoming season.  


AEC Daily liveroof online course

It is also a good time of year to learn about the newest trends and topics related to green roofs and green walls. Contact us if your company is interested in a lunch and learn, or for convenience you can check out the online course at project of the week
The green roof at the University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building was recently featured as the Project of the Week on The project was installed during June 2014 and features the LiveRoof� Deep System with 5 plant mixes that co-mingle sedums with hostas, liatris, and black-eyed susans. Read more about this unique project and watch the video below.
University of Iowa - Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building - 1/5/15
University of Iowa - Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building - Project of the Week
2015 western trade show


We were voted as the Best Learning Center at the 2015 Western Trade Show held on January 4-5th in Kansas City, MO. Teresa Nelson's presentations on the LiveRoof and LiveWall Systems focused on natives, urban farming, and water conservation. 

upcoming events

 Join us at the AIA Kansas City Nooniversity on February 5, 2015 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the Center for Architecture & Design. The topic will be Green Roof Considerations for the Extremes and will focus on wind uplift, stormwater mitigation, fire resistance, and drought. 

Custom Growing NOW!
If you have a project in mind, contact us now to get started! We are already planning our production for next season, so get on board to make your green roof a reality! For existing or potential LiveWall� owners it is time to order your flowers, herbs, vegetables, perennials, and interior plants for custom growing and spring wall planting. 
Sedums and More!
Even though our name is Roof Top Sedums, we do offer a variety of plants to choose from to add to the beauty and function of your green roof. We know sedums are still the toughest and most durable green roof plants for our region that create unmatched coverage. We have a large selection of wildflowers and natives you can add to the function and diversity of your green roof design. We also have options available for turf grasses if owners want more of a lawn-like look.
LiveWall� and LiveScreen
The growing season always provides opportunities for new and unique ways to grow your plants.  LiveWall� and LiveScreen� can showcase your beautiful flowers or make growing a vertical veggie garden possible. The design versatility, ease of installation, and proven performance are unmatched. Contact us for more information and get yours today - you will be the envy of those with even the greenest thumbs!
Are you hungry for more knowledge and maybe a Lunch and Learn?
Are you hungry for more knowledge about green roofs and maybe a  Lunch and Learn? We are  available for educational presentations, project discussions, and guidance. Just let us know, and remember we are Green Roof Professionals! Simply fill out the Request for Information
on our website and let's get started!
The seedlings for Roof Top Sedums were planted in 2006, when co-owner Teresa Nelson collaborated on a green roof project with LiveRoof� LLC in Michigan. This collaboration led Teresa and her sister, Roxanne Nagel, to fill a void in the growing green roof industry. Roof Top Sedums, LLC began providing custom grown green roof vegetation for the LiveRoof� Hybrid Green Roof System from their family farm in Davenport, Iowa. In addition, they have added the LiveWall� Vertical Green Wall System to their product line, and are excited to keep growing and growing!

See the Project Showcase for recent examples of our work. 
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