Getting to know your grower
David Scott, owner of Joss Growers, Inc. in Georgetown, Texas, is highly regarded for his knowledge of drought-tolerant species native to Texas as well as new plant materials adapted to the wide range of Texas environments.
Scott started his nursery business in 1993 from his backyard where he quickly found success in his ability to focus on successful plant selections for the ever-changing Texas environment. It was this ability to stay ahead of the growing trends that has led to the current 65,000 square foot under cover nursery along with eight acres of open space that makes up the Joss Growers nursery today. Scott’s expertise in drought-tolerant plants has made him a valuable commodity when it comes to green roof design and plant selection in Texas. He’s been involved with supplying plants to multiple green roof projects around Austin, TX since 2003 including the Lady Bird Johnson Wildower Center and Austin City Hall to name a few.
After a West Austin green roof project, Scott traveled to a trade show in Vancouver where he first saw the LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System. “I knew this was a product I wanted to sell my customers,” he said. “LiveRoof establishes a green roof as a naturally functioning ecosystem with the soil unified between modules across the rooftop. I could see it would install easily and seamlessly and, most importantly, that it would work.”