Exterior, House Building Type, and Green Roof Material A green roof blooms atop the detached garage.  Photo 4 of 25 in 25 Green Roofs That Bring Spectacular Homes to New Levels

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When Bay Area landscape designer Loretta Gargan had the opportunity to work on her own home—a one-bedroom weekend cottage in Marin County, California, shared with her partner, artist Catherine Wagner—the couple "mapped the idiosyncratic plants that had to stay," Loretta says. This included old oaks and a hundred-year-old olive tree intertwined with a vigorous climbing white rose. The homeowners also incorporated a green roof, which blooms with poppies, strawberries, and a spectrum of native wildflowers.

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