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5 Ways to Create a Cool Rooftop Garden


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Introduce No-hassle Succulents
Succulents are more colorful and diverse than you think.
Succulents are more colorful and diverse than you think.
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If you're water-conscious (or just don't want to give much time and attention to your rooftop sanctuary), you might want to incorporate succulents. They've got swollen, water-storing leaves, so they're an ideal choice if you want a no-hassle garden. Even if you've got a black thumb, you can find a succulent that works for you -- there are thousands of species that grow all over the Earth, from deserts to jungles. These supremely hardy plants will add interest to your garden with their gorgeous colors: silvery blues, inky purples, shocking greens and soft yellows. Succulents fare well in containers or raised beds, and we like grouping different colors and shapes for a more eye-catching arrangement.


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