Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Greenhouse, or the House that Bob built

This is what used to be among other things a goat house. It also has served originally as a pump house for a nursery operation, a playhouse, and a chicken barn.

The back wall was caving in and the roof sagging badly so we either had to renovate it or tear it down.

I had been toying with putting some chickens in it, but it needed work, and I wasn't sure if they would be a good fit with the Garden Centre.

We decided to strip it, and turn it into a greenhouse! Now why did that brilliant idea take a year to figure out?

My Dad, who can do anything came to the rescue, and turned the derelict building into a shiny new greenhouse completed with recycled materials.

We removed the dying Alder from in front of the Greenhouse this Fall.

This is what it looks like today in glorious morning sunshine.

We put it to good use over wintering plants this winter, and more exciting growing the first of our own plants for sale this Spring at the store.

It's already full to the rafters, you can see our 1st hanging baskets through the window.

It's the perfect location for our potting bench.

No work space at home, but still want to make your own hanging basket, come check out the view from the potting bench. We can set you up with everything you need, no need to lug soils, and plants home.

1 comment:

Garden Lily said...

What a wonderful transformation, and wonderful Dad!