Saturday, November 2, 2013

Glass gardens ...

While we may have the luxury of year-round, in-ground vegetable gardening in Central Texas, cold sensitive, potted plants still need protection during the occasional winter freeze. While I may move my tropicals into my studio, that doesn't mean I yearn any less for a greenhouse.

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These glass gardens constructed from recycled windows and doors are beautiful in their imperfection. In a previous post, greenhouses and potting sheds with earthy character and simple construction found their way to my heart.

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Maybe it's the quiet solitude that these structures represent, but I can't think of a better place to be surrounded by nature's beauty and honest craftsmanship with a good book and hot chocolate in hand.

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When I designed my studio, I wanted it to have banks of glass with a southern exposure. It was a thrill to find old farmhouse windows to give it historic charm and practical lighting for projects and plants.

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Have room? Frame out a greenhouse to add to an existing structure.

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Let the sun shine in!

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Ooh la la! Those floors, that light, oh my!

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Sometimes you need a greenhouse to hold more than plants. I find that totally practical! Maybe I'm channeling Susanne Ussing.



1 comment:

Krystina said...

Love this post! Thanks for sharing these finds -- they are very inspiring!

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