Thursday, November 3, 2011

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT

On Sunday I cleaned out the greenhouse. The winter home for my more tender plants.


It seems it was perfectly timed. A cold front is moving through Austin as I write. The wind is banging on the gates, lashing at the trees and making me nervous about a promised frost, for the hill country, tonight.  We live on the Edwards Plateau, above Austin, and with the temperature likely to dip to 38 in town I know there is a risk of frost here. I will be moving my tender plants inside during the day today.
Do you like my benches? This was another one of David's projects. Isn't he the perfect husband for a gardening girl to have? I am so lucky.

15 comments:

  1. Nice. What are the dimensions of the greenhouse? I'm planning my shed/greenhouse and it's hard to visualize how much space I'll need.

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  2. You are a lucky gardening girl! I've never wanted a greenhouse, but now I'm kind of wishing for one. I have a back porch that I use but it's not heated so it gets kind of dicey. The little portable oil radiator has a tough job at time. Your benches look beautiful - I like the screening on top.

    Barbara H.

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  3. The benches are great indeed - they look so classy and professional.

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  4. The same task is at hand here...unfortunately my greenhouse isn't nearly so large, or well appointed! (nice benches indeed)

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  5. Great benches and greenhouse. i'll have to show them to my sweet husband - I think he groans internally whenever I show him these cool projects I find on blogs . . .

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  6. You are a lucky girl...for the garden helper AND the greenhouse.

    We'll be moving things inside the garage and house, and covering things outside. With temps forecast in the 30s in town, we could have upper 20s, out here in this valley.
    When we moved 250 miles SOUTH, we didn't expect to have colder falls. It's worth it to live here, though.

    The benches are great!

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  7. You are lucky indeed to have such a husband--great greenhouse and benches. Good luck with the plant moves today.

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  8. Your greenhouse and benches are great!
    Congratulations to her husband, a good job!
    I will take ideas about this.

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  9. Awesome David! So after you've tended to hauling everything into your wonderful greenhouse, you have to tell me how you manage to get your Desmettiana to grow? Mine is still a pup that you gave me two years ago. What IS your magic?

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  10. I forgot to cover a few of my own plants...oh well, I'll cross my fingers. I will live through you who have greenhouses for some things! What a nice set up there among the rocks and deer.

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  11. Wow I wish I had one of these. Yours looks like a beauty! I need a lot more room this year.

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  12. Marvelous benches! You can stand on mine, but they're not attractive. And your floor, all evenly covered while mine is cobbled together of various materials. We'll both have plants in out of the weather. Please show more photos when it is all filled.

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  13. I love your greenhouse. I didn't even think about my plants when the cold front came through the Houston area, my mind was on other things. But this weekend, I noticed some cold-damaged plants :-(

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  14. I would like the stats for the tables so i can build too

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    1. Hi Katie. It was fascinating to look back at this post and see how ready my greenhouse was for the frost event. Right now it is a mess and I will be spending tomorrow cleaning it out and getting it ready. If you are in Austin you are welcome to come over and check the benches out. We didn't have plans.

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