|Project by jroot||posted 06-16-2011 08:44 AM||2355 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
A number of years ago, before we had our deck, I partially closed in my garage for several reasons:
1) We needed a place to sit “outside”, as there was no patio, deck, lawn etc;
2) The wind comes around here quite strongly when it blows, and I wanted to reduce the coldness during the winter;
3) The sun blasts the front part of the house during the day, and I wanted to reduce the excessive heating during the summer;
4) We never have used the garage for storing the car, but rather excessive stuff that we collect and use;
5) I needed a place protected from frost when I start my plants early in the spring, and yet make it handy to get them outside on warm spring days.
6) I needed a place that was cool enough to let my tulips die back without getting moldy, so there needs to be an air exchange. Note the buckets of tulips on and beside the table.
... so, I partially closed in the front of the garage, and made a door for entry.
I thought that the barricade looked a little plain, so I made a window box out of left over lumber, and pieces salvaged from the builder’s burn pile.
When Joel proposed this challenge, several ideas came to mind, but the other day, I went out and realized that I already had a window box placed in an unusual setting. Who else has a window box on their garage door? He made it more challenging with the concept of having something in the window, but I went down stairs this morning to check my email and I spotted a statue of Wm Shakespeare that I inherited from my dad, and I thought, ... I wonder what that looks like behind the window box.
The rest is history.
-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown