Tuesday, 2 March 2010

My Pride And Joy

G IS FOR?



GREENHOUSE!


"Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too"
~ William Cowper,1731 -1800.

This is my new greenhouse late last November, when it was in the last stages of being a work in progress. Himself put it all up with a small contribution from me. I can't begin to explain the excitement I feel whenever I look at it or set foot inside. The wooden benches were handcrafted by himself for my former greenhouse. Although they are a bit on the short side for their new home I could not bear to part with them. I would like to say that the greenhouse is burgeoning with seedlings but alas this is not the case yet. My seed sowing has got off to a slow start this year. However I hope to report more soon on what's going on in the inner depths of my second residence.

Why don't you go over to ABC Wednesday now for more posts on the letter G.

30 comments:

  1. Mr Cowper was so right! That is a super greenhouse Anna - I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours!

    Jeanne x

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  2. Oh, what a wonderful greenhouse, Anna! I'm really excited for you and look forward to lots of flowery photos in the near future! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  3. oohh! you're lucky..you can grow all sorts of tasty stuff in there!

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  4. Anna, I am still green with envy - it is a beautiful greenhouse, and I really like the staging.

    But no seed-trays? Half term has been and gone!
    K

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  5. There is something magical about having a greenhouse! Enjoy the seedling season!

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  6. Anna:
    A most delightful greenhouse, and with those sentimental hand rendered and crafted benches, himself is always close at hand. A splendid break in the weather here - sunny skies supposed to last all week!

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  7. A glorious greenhouse! I think that I'd use one for reading, painting, and enjoying the extra warmth. :)

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  8. I wish I had one of those! You're so lucky, it's awesome :D

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  9. Not green fingered myself, so I don't go into greenhouses very often, but I like what comes out of them

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  10. What a nice treat to have - and the handcrafted benches - wow! (Now, I expect great things out of that greenhouse ;-) )

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  11. What a beautiful greenhouse. I love the color of the frame!

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  12. It’s beautiful, you are so lucky!
    Can’t wait to see some seedlings in there!

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  13. What a lovely greenhouse, and a great size too. Mine's only 6X4 so a little on the small size, but I still manage to use it for all sorts of things. I would love a bigger one but I don't have the room. Your benches are fab too, I wouldn't have parted with them either.

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  14. Dear Anna, How wonderful to own such a splendid glasshouse. It really looks professional and, of course, made absolutely special with the handmade potting benches. The trouble with such wonderful places such as this is that one may never wish to come out. I am sure that it will bring you joy!

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  15. I so wish I have my own greenhouse. Happy Wednesday!


    G is for Gold

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  16. Anna, you are lucky girl, I would love to have a greenhouse.

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  17. Loving the greenhouse. I am quite jealous as i would dearly like a bigger one, I have to take plants out so I can get in!!

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  18. That is indeed a glorious greenhouse. I love the color and it's just the right size--not too big but not too small. That would be my pride and joy, too!

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  19. Anna, A fine looking glass house if I ever saw one. I'm totally jealous. Not to worry about seed starting - you have time! This has been a long, cold Winter, hasn't it? Have fun playing in the dirt!

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  20. Oh Anna, it is the apple of any gardener's eye, your greenhouse! I am in love with the shelves as well, they seem the perfect height, but then, I am on the short side. We await seeing the burgeoning seedlings in there among other things. :-)
    Frances

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  21. I can understand your excitement, Anna! I would love to have a greenhouse, but we have such fierce winds here at times in the spring that one might not last long here. I bet you can't wait to get out there and fill it up with seeds trays.

    Loved your Muse Day poem--and it fits the greenhouse post as well! Amazing the miracles that reside in each little seed.

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  22. What a beautiful greenhouse! I'd be very excited too. Soon enough it'll be full of seedlings and plants.

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  23. I'm green with envy, but happy for you.

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  24. There might not be seedlings yet, but I bet there will be soon! I can understand your excitement over this. :)

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  25. Anna ~~ Kudos to Himself. It gives me a thrill too. Yesterday Costco had a greenhouse on display. I opened the door and walked in...dreaming and lusting. Since it's not in the budget for this year I'll enjoy yours vicariously, if you don't mind.:)

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  26. Oh Anna, your greenhouse is just lovely. And, all the more special because it and the benches inside were crafted with loving hands. Himself is certainly a keeper! ;) I look forward to seeing your greenhouse bursting at the seams with new seedlings and other treasures.

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  27. Second residence! I love that.

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  28. A grand second residence indeed.

    I don't have a greenhouse but it's on the list.

    I guess with this years winter all seed sowing etc. is a little later.

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  29. Oh Anna, I confess to being very jealous!! What a sweet glass room... your greenhouse will be a joy to see anytime. As for the spaces left over from your older lovingly crafted shelves ... I am sure you will find the perfect fitting fillers. Happy seeding!! ;>)

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  30. oh, you lucky, lucky girl! I'm SO jealous! You are going to have a lot of fun in there (at least I know I would!) Show us more when you have it stuffed full. :-)

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.