Thursday, November 17, 2005

Image: Greenhouse filled

I loaded the greenhouse up last weekend with all my planters. I'm glad they are in nice and snug but not a lot of extra room. Considering that I am definitely buy new pants and shrubs this spring, I may need a larger greenhouse next year.

We'll see.


Jenn said...

I am also curious what climate you are in.

Even in a greenhouse, the asperagus fern in the left foreground is going to have a hard time in the cold. 'Asparagus sprengeri' can only tolerate temperatures down to 20 degrees.

You might want to try him inside as a houseplant for the winter, if you are anywhere north.

For an idea of cold your area gets, you can visit this zone map and get your information:

Your unheated greenhouse will moderate the winter's effects, and perhaps keep the interior a full zone warmer than what it is outside, but you will have the best success when you are protecting plants that are tolerably winter hardy to your area.

Diana said...

In the nineteenth Century the largest greenhouses were built. The conservatory at Kew Gardens in England is a prime example of the Victorian greenhouse. Although intended for both horticultural and non-horticultural exhibition these included London's Crystal Palace, the New York Crystal Palace and Munich’s Glaspalast. Joseph Paxton, sportsbook, who had experimented with glass and iron in the creation of large greenhouses as the head gardener at Chatsworth, in Derbyshire, working for the Duke of Devonshire, designed and built the first, London's Crystal Palace. A major architectural achievement in monumental greenhouse building were the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (1874-1895) for King Leopold II of Belgium.