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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2006
4:19 PM

Post #2008387

here are pictures of the pictures! ;)

the post are cemented into the ground using treated lumber
there are 8 post cemented in the ground-see the lil ones

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2006
4:19 PM

Post #2008389

next step!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2006
4:20 PM

Post #2008390

next

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2006
4:20 PM

Post #2008392

and finished

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Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2006
5:59 PM

Post #2013000

Dori,
did you construct this from a kit?

It's wonderful! Do you heat it? Do you start daylilies in your greenhouse?
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2006
10:13 PM

Post #2013450

no it wasnt a kit! we had the windows and dh drew up the plans and 3/4 of the way done he says thats all i had plans for-LOL we did make 6ft of the north east wall out of fitted elm that was laying around
NO HEAT till about march and DL seeds are started in the house in Jan
The windows were all FREE and all we had to pay for was the WOOD. The crank out windows all have screens and the door is from a sliding glass door! I start all my potted plants that i sell in there it gives them a head start on spring. I do start other things in there from seed.

I have collected a bunch more windows ;)
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2006
11:31 PM

Post #2013734

Wow that's amazing! It sure looks like a professional greenhouse.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2007
8:03 PM

Post #3077527

Dori, you're so smart!
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2007
8:40 PM

Post #3077614

thank you :) my dh did most of the work :)
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2007
10:21 PM

Post #3077941

I was going to ask about venting, then saw the picture with the tilting windows.

Where oh where do you find the windows?

Someday I will have my greenhouse! I've asked hubby if he could make the garden shed into a small greenhouse for me. He just looks at me sideways.
The garden shed began as a playhouse for the kids ... which they never used. After 2 years I grabbed it. Now I would love another shed like this but with windows.

Here is a picture of the garden shed.

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toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2007
10:36 PM

Post #3077979

Here is the north side of the shed and my new Hosta Garden I put in last summer. ☺
The west side is shaded by trees. But I would love to put windows in the front and on the south.

It is only 8x6 (I think), but that would be enough for me ... for now. But where would I put all my garden supplies?

Can I say I'm jealous of your greenhouse and all your land!!!!

sharon

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Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2007
12:01 AM

Post #3078232

Sharon, what a cute shed, I love it!

Don't know how you can convert it into a greenhouse, but it looks like you have room for another structure. ;)
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2007
4:39 PM

Post #3079823

WOW Dori, That is some greenhouse! You are very lucky to have a husband who is so handy to build you such a wonderful greenhouse! It looks very professional.

I have one of those fancy light units but since we've moved I can't seem to find anywhere to put it. I may wind up putting it in the bunkhouse eventually. I do love to start my plants from seed but with all the other work to be done around here I've just been buying my plants in the spring.

I didn't know you sold plants. Where do you sell them? Do you ebay?
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2007
5:10 PM

Post #3079944

Tree, On the trellis side of the shed I put in a hummingbird/butterfly garden last year. No room there anymore for a greenhouse. :o( But I love the garden. Hubby even liked it!

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Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2007
6:17 PM

Post #3080123

That's absolutely beautiful toofew ... what, no animals roaming in that beautiful setting!
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2007
4:36 PM

Post #3110577

I didn't know you sold plants.---- i dabble a little
Where do you sell them? -----here at my house-!
Do you ebay?------Never
i have to get rid of extras-end up giving lots more away then i sell!

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toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2007
6:51 PM

Post #3110949

Tree_Climber-I do have 2 cats, but only one 'roam' the range. By the way, the path goes nowhere ... just back into the small wood the school owns and it is kind of swampy. I claimed just a tiny part last year and planted some grape hyacinths in a couple high spots.

Dori, I will just have to try really hard to come out and see your greenhouse this summer on the way to the cottage.

I've sold 'things' on ebay, but never plants.
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #3273690

I'd love to see a photo of how your Greenhouse looks now Dori.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #4682120

last spring

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Melissa_Ohio
Southwestern, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
3:59 PM

Post #4682403

looks great Dori!

What size is it?
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2008
4:01 PM

Post #4682412

Wow! That looks fantastic.

Do you have burlap covering the ground?
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2008
4:08 PM

Post #4682451

its 12X16 could be bigger but i wasnt complaining-just built it honey!

the floor is 6in packed sand with upside down carpet on top

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flowrgirl1
Winston-Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2008
4:10 PM

Post #4682464

I have got to build one this summer!!!
Pyewacketcat54
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2008
11:41 AM

Post #4806001

Dori,
I am in awe, wanting a gh,the neighbor put in new windows last year,the co. put the old ones at the curb,guess who was hauling them to my work shop when I got home and saw them? LOL
Thinking of maybe turning one end of the workshop into a gh,not sure how to accomplish that though.I got some great ideas from the people on DG,yours is my favorite so far. Becki
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
7:53 AM

Post #7027784

Great ideas, I am picking up some windows tomorrow, 4 by 4, not sure how many yet and hope to have hubby help me build a small greenhouse or get more windows and material and build a larger one. I've been looking at pics all over the net. This is a great looking one.

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WigglyPaw
Hastings, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #7096202

I saw that gh on trash to treasure, its beautiful.

we have been collecting windows, then throwing them out as they won't work. we intend to
build a gh onto the deck, that still needs to be built off the living room slider. I want the
gh to be openable to the house so the woodstove can heat it too during the winter.
during the summer, I want the side windows to be openable for screens so we can sit
out there and not be consumed by mosquitos. ugh ugh ugh.
Sher

progress: have decking wood. now have huge 16' 12 x 2's for connecting to house and
supports. have a hole digger now too. making good forward progress.

need metal hangers, concrete and sono tubes and strength to dig holes. I might hire
a local boy to dig the holes. we are vamping up strength system to suppoort gh and
porch covering for this deck.

ruh roh. DH just moved 2x 12's into barn for the winter. so, that job won't be done this
year. oh well.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #7096484

Well here's my summer project 05/18/09.

Doug

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postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
6:45 PM

Post #7096500

05/31/09

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postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #7096552

And finally 08/20/09. All the windows were free. Since I was working with basically a flat roof, windows wouldn't work, so clear polycarbonate roofing sheets were used. The storm door was a used $20 purchase. It will be used for starting tomato seedlings in late winter/early spring and for a potting shed. It has an shuttered exhaust fan on the left end which really helps keep it cooler on those real hot days. It's about 8 ft by 11.5 ft.

Doug

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #7097465

wow it looks wonderful-your going to love it!

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