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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 10-25-2013 05:20 AM 1364 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OCT 25/13

What do you think?

It would be lovely to have one of these outside my front door… .wouldn’t it be great to keep my plants in for the fall-spring seasons?
Insulate, heat, voila.

Or maybe just the spring and fall and create something like my cabin, made from old windows.

I’m thinking about it.
Right now, I want to make a double-layered plastic window for my front door so I can keep my lemon plants etc in the window/door throughout the winter.
If I had that for the winter and then the greenhouse for the spring/fall … hmmmm

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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mmh

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posted 10-25-2013 05:34 AM

They are quite handsome. Make sure you have enough workspace, storage space, moving space as once you put your plants in things will be very cramped. Shelves and hanging options will be key. I’m curious as to the price points and what are they using, glass or plexiglass?

FYI: I have a cedar sided home and have issues with the carpenter bees boring and living behind it, then the woodpeckers come and try to dig them out. I am trying to deter this with a cedercide product that has silica in it that is supposed to petrify the wood, so hopefully this will deter additional damage. The house is 30 yrs. old, so it’s not doing too badly, but there are some heavily damaged planks that need to be replaced.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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mmh

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posted 10-25-2013 05:38 AM

I am currently building a pond that is to be covered with a telescopic greenhouse: http://www.aquashield.com/view_pictures/view-pictures/ I have yet to receive and install this unit, so I can’t tell you much about it except that I’m told it was designed by GE for the Canadian greenhouse industry, so should be quite thermal and durable for my zone and needs.

My yard is quite sloped, so the pond is being constructed above grade and filled in, then the deck will house the greenhouse overhead.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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posted 10-25-2013 06:15 AM

Debbie you are already too late. Go ahead and enjoy your gardening.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 10-25-2013 06:24 AM

mmh … yikes re: bees/woodpeckers; the pond enclosure looks wonderful!!!

Sharad: never too late >>> looking at 2014. :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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nitepagan

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posted 10-25-2013 08:52 AM

That GH looks like it is made out of cedar, My GH was made out of regular 2×4’s, I noticed that the vinyl holds moisture against the wood, so am hoping that it won’t be a problem. You have a lemon tree, I am wondering about a lemon tree in my neck of the wood.

I never heard of carpenter bees, I did have what I hope were bumblebees on the flowers in my yard. Will have to be more watchful next year. Seems to be a midwest problem, hopefully it is too cold for them in Maine.

-- Steve, Carmel, Maine, USA (near Bangor) (Hardiness Zone 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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posted 10-25-2013 09:23 AM

ours will be 2×4s’ as well.

I don’t know re: moisture..

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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