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ImageLariAnn
Oct 18, 2010 10:17 AM CST
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
Welcome to the Greenhouses and Shadehouses Forum area! I hope you find this a warm and welcoming place, just like your greenhouse is to you and your plants!
ImagePatti1957
Oct 18, 2010 9:18 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Hi LariAnn! I don't have a greenhouse yet but I would love to have one..... I found some interesting information in the Mid-Columbia Gardens Cubit http://cubits.org/midcolumbiagardens/forums/view/greenhouses...
Imagegardengus
Oct 21, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Hi another ''someday'' watching here. Hoping to glean information that will be helpful.
So what does someone in Florida put in a greenhouse? Do you have to heat it?
ImageLariAnn
Oct 25, 2010 8:29 AM CST
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
In south Florida, I heat only on the coldest nights, which can get near freezing or even below in a bad winter. Even so, if I want the plants to stay at 65 degrees or above at night, there will be plenty of winter nights in the 50s or even 40s in which heating would be necessary.

Now, besides keeping tender plants from freezing or cool temps, the greenhouse is good for another purpose - keeping too much water off plants. Some plants cannot tolerate the rainy season in south Florida; for those, the greenhouse serves as a refuge from too much moisture.

So there are two reasons for a greenhouse in Florida!
Imagegardengus
Oct 27, 2010 5:19 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
So what will go into yours this winter?
Do you collect a special kind of plant?
ImageLariAnn
Nov 1, 2010 8:18 AM CST
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
My thing is aroids, and I have some tender ones that will need to be in the gh. Also, even some that are hardier may go in there because I don't want them to be slowed down by cool weather. I need for some of them to bloom in Spring so I can hybridize with them, so keeping them growing all winter is one way to encourage them to reach blooming maturity by Spring.
Imagegardengus
Nov 1, 2010 1:07 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Oh!
I am bad at memory when it comes to names, but I remember you from some articles over in DG...see I remember plants *Blush*
ImageCajuninKy
May 28, 2011 11:26 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
I would love to have a GH someday. We have bad, long winters here in the Ky mountains. A GH would make it possible for me to start earlier in Spring and hold things over longer in fall.
Please join me at my Websites:
At Home Away from Home ~ Cajun's Corner

Imagegardengus
May 29, 2011 4:13 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Hurray!

I got my greenhouse in April
Thumb of 2011-05-29/gardengus/5c46a2

And have it full of all kinds of plants
Thumb of 2011-05-29/gardengus/474508

Just love it
ImageLariAnn
May 29, 2011 6:46 PM CST
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
GardenGus,

That's a nice cozy little gh! Looks like you are already about to outgrow it.

Here's a view of my Rion when I was puttin' her together.

Thumb of 2011-05-30/LariAnn/e99443
Imagegardengus
Jun 4, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Is your greenhouse full, or is it only for the winter there?
ImageLariAnn
Jun 4, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
Oh, the greenhouse is full with plants now but in the summer I keep the doors on both ends open, along with at least one roof vent open. In the winter, I move my tenderest and rarest plants in there and keep it heated if the night temps are too cool for them.

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