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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9313147

This thing was really easy for me and my helper Vanessa to put up and even with the plastic added, the cover wasn't hard to get on. I think it's going to work out really well.

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Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9313909

This looks REALLY nice!
Entlie
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9314164

Good location, too, at your fence corner. I didn't have mine properly staked last Oct when high winds caused 1 to become airborne and it landed on it's side about 20' away. They're built well, because nothing was damaged.-)
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9314259

Thanks!

Wow Donna, That's good to know it can take a beating. I'm actually going to screw it to the fence one of these days .. just for added protection
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9315208

You might want to get on that sooner rather than later, we have a big blow coming by. Just got back from our normally placid beach where there were 5' waves already. I wouldn't want to wish any more bad weather on the northeast but I do hope Sandy keeps on her present path and doesn't veer any closer to us.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9315225

Yeah I was noticing that .. I'm going to be picking up the fan and heater for the gh tomorrow and will also get something to secure it to the fence. I also noticed they are calling for temps in the low 40's to upper 30's next week as well .. I've spent most of the day loading up the new greenhouse .. and am amazed at how much it will hold .. I still have lots of space and all my Zone 8 tropicals are in there! I should be finished completely by tomorrow afternoon with both GH's loaded. Whew!

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 26, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9315996

Ready for Frankenstorm (of which they are calling Sandy up north) and freezing weather .. picked up some augers and tied down the greenhouse also picked up the heater and fan. Both GH's are 80% loaded up with just a few thing left .. mostly plants like my pink & red mandy which actually made seed pods this year .. I'm hoping they will ripen before we get a really hard freeze.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9321395

So, how did it fair
Barb
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 31, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9321471

Everything is in both greenhouses now .. got the new greenhouse tied down but it didn't budge with the wind. Heating system is up and so far the lowest temp recorded in there is 41 degrees. Won't know for sure how well the heating system will work til it gets below freezing .. pretty much everything in the new one is zone 8 hardy. I'll post pictures tomorrow of it all loaded up.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9321972

Here we are .. both greenhouses all loaded up. I'm trying to figure out why the new greenhouse is 15 degrees colder at night .. checked for open areas but found none .. might be the mulch floor.

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Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9322328

Love the african mask.
I have that problem with my greenhouse. It doesn't retain heat very well, especially when the temps really get cold. I have found serveral leaky areas in the roof, hopefully that will get fixed when we replace the tin in a couple of days.
Barb
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9322387

I love the Polly too .. just didn't have the heart to cut it back when I was loading up .. same with the Musella and Super Dwarf Cavendish - everything else got chopped. It's a gorgeous EE .. I'd always seen them as small house plants and when I finally traded for one I was in awe to see how big it was getting! I'm wondering what the cutoff point is for the ear size on these guys.

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