What Color Is Your Greenhouse?

Not a week goes by without a question about the little greenhouse in my garden.

I thought I would answer a few of the most often asked!

Yes, we built this greenhouse out of nearly all recycled material!

The greenhouse size is 10 x 10.

No, my husband does not have plans for the greenhouse–he does these projects in his head, not even a scribble on paper!

The color is a Dutch Boy Paint color called Pumpkin Stem.

I heat the greenhouse with electric heaters.

Yes, it really works as a greenhouse; growing seedlings each spring!

 

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This Spot Of Ground

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A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.
Gertrude Jekyll

The Scent Of Summer

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Pull up a chair among the Thyme and Lavender.

I once dreamed of having a little greenhouse that I grew little pots of Herbs.

It’s good to dream.

Now, snap out of it…I have to weed and water!

Clay Pots

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Clay pots are affordable, practical and become more beautiful with age.

Over time they weather and absorb mineral salts from the soil.

If the conditions are right, a layer of green moss will adhere to the pot.

This shed at Snug Harbor Farm holds hundreds of their beautiful custom clay pots.

Pretty Patina

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When you visit a garden center and pay just as much attention to the

weathered greenhouse doors as the plants and flowers; that’s me.

These are the doors that lead to the Shade Room at Terrain in Pennsylvania.

If only I could find this color at the paint store.