The Break Room

The Break Room

Rabbit Run Cottage serves as the garden potting shed.

On the rainy weekend day’s I cleaned my little shed and my garden office is ready for this season.

The perfect view.

Details Of A Greenhouse


The little greenhouse was built by my husband 5 years ago.

Nearly all of the structure was built with recycled or reclaimed material–we are pretty proud of that.

The greenhouse is 10 X 10 ft square.

The greenhouse is wired and we heat or cool with electricity.

I use passive heating also–the greenhouse sits on a bed of sand, gravel and cement pavers.  Black buckets filled with water also sit under the benches.  All of these together–absorb heat during the day to help night temperatures.

There is maintenance with a wood structure.  Painting!  But it’s worth it!

If you want character in your garden landscape–you can’t get anything better!

When you live in zone 4, a greenhouse sure helps jumpstart your gardening.

As I sit here with a blizzard raging outside my window, I am counting the days till the greenhouse is warming and nurturing the next seasons plants.

Glorious Sunshine

Glorious Sunshine

The sun just makes things–better.
A week of storms, damaging winds and more rain than ever recorded in this Counties history.
The garden is slowly recovering, the water soaking in.
What you can’t see in this image; millions of mosquitoes!

The State Of Things

The State Of Things

With busy days in the garden, I have been forgetting to pick up my camera!
Some chores have been checked off the list, with many more still to go.
Scraping the greenhouse paint and then giving it a fresh coat of color is still a big one to get done.
To bad Rosie can’t help!

Garden joys

Garden joys

How pretty the Hollyhocks looked tucked up along the side of the greenhouse last Summer.
The large clay pot is temporary to hold water, until I find a vintage treasure suitable to use as a rain barrel.
Not only are the plants always changing, the structures of the garden are always evolving also.