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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter in My Greenhouse Ain't Pretty

I take that back.  It's pretty crowded, 

pretty cramped,

and pretty inaccessible.  There are shelves of cacti back there somewhere.  Fortunately they don't need much water during the winter.

Although I don't spend much time out here in the winter, I'm still very grateful to have such a space to winter over tender plants and to enjoy a bit of the garden even when it's cold and wet outside.



27 comments:

  1. Holy Moly! You really are neck deep in plants out there! It's very convenient to have so many succulents that don't need much care in the winter. I learned that a couple of years ago when I neglected almost everything in my own greenhouse, and they were just about the only things that survived.

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  2. That shot with the two tables on the right looks like you've got a cafe going. I'm sure people would pay to enjoy a nice beverage in your pretty greenhouse.

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  3. I think you should follow up on Loree's suggestion. Make a little extra $$ with coffee in the greenhouse cafe and you can use the money to buy more plants!

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    1. Oh my goodness, where would more plants fit?

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  4. Crowded it may be but it's still PRETTY fabulous!

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  5. Oh, I disagree! I think it's very pretty--but then, I'm a plant nerd. What's the average temperature in there? We partially close off our sunroom--it's not as spacious as your greenhouse, unfortunately--so it's cooler than the house. It has heat vents, but with the doors closed it stays a little warmer than a refrigerator, since the heat sensor for the thermostat is in the dining room. I find that I don't have to water as much either. Your rug and stained-glass door are so beautiful!

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    1. I try to keep it no lower than 50 degrees. The rug came from DIG nursery and is made of recycled plastic bags. I made the door years ago and it finally found a use when we converted the garage to a greenhouse.

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  6. Ain't pretty? it's gorgeous, and yes, maybe a bit crowded, but "crowded" is temporary, and "gorgeous" has no time limit.

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  7. Knowing what was outside and what still remained inside for the summer, I didn't see how you would get it all inside for the winter. Now I do see.

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  8. I think you have the plant version of 'hoarding' lol! At least it provides you with lots of fresh oxygen. :)

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  9. Well I must say it looks a damn sight better than the mud and shotweed in my garden !

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    1. There's plenty of shotweed and mud outside in my garden too.

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  10. Kinda makes me appreciate the more limiting size of my own greenhouse. Until I have to shove everything sitting outside in during a cold snap.

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  11. So many plants! you have a superb collection in that greenhouse. I must say I am in love with that door: gorgeous!

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    1. The plants have grown in number and size since the greenhouse came into existence. Thanks, I made the door.

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  12. Pretty full is the way you want your greenhouse during winter. I can just imagine the smell. Damp soil, plants exhaling pure oxygen. Aaahhh...

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    1. It is kinda swell to be in there when it's miserable outside.

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  13. I think it is pretty neat! So much to see in your months of winter. Love your stained glass, rug and other lovelies too.

    Happy January ~ FlowerLady

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  14. A very useful greenhouse, Peter. Is there heating in winter time? I'd love to store my plants in my greenhouse but it's frozen in winter.

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  15. Your greenhouse looks like a tropical paradise.

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  16. Now that's a greenhouse. I love to see all of your plants waiting for spring. Great window, too!

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  17. I would love to have such a space! May not be tidy, but it gets the job done!

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  18. It's pretty gorgeous! I think I would just sit in those cafe chairs and sigh happily.

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  19. I always enjoy seeing your greenhouse. I love it, such a wonderful place for plants and people. The stained glass door is fun too.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your thoughts.