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Old 01-16-2011, 03:34 PM
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I had jury duty during the holidays this year. I may never catch up, but that is nothing new! Here are some pictures from November. Then I will put some January pics in too. Carol
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:47 PM
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These pictures are from today. The sink still needs to be put in. DH is working on drains for the tables. He put rubber sheeting under the tops of the tables to keep water off the floor. Have I mentioned he is Felix Unger? This tile may never get dirty. It is really sealed well too. The cleaning lady (moi) had her to put in on that. Anyway, it is great to get all the chids into the greenhouse. They are all suffering from being in temporary locations for a lot longer than we ever thought. We took down all the lights and moved all the orchid tables around the house to construct the greenhouse. The greenhouse is in front of the window where the orchids used to live. I am going to put some veggie seedlings in here too. Carol
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:59 PM
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Looks great! It looks so new and clean. I know a lot of thought, time, and effort went into this. Hope it was not to stressful on you and DH. I am sure you and the orchids are going to love it! AL
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:33 PM
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was just wondering what is the orientation of the GH.Looks great
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It is roughly the east side of the house. There is a slight cant to the north. We will probably be moving things around as we find spots where they seem to thrive. Or not. As the sun moves with the seasons, we will probably have to move things too. Places that are fine now, may be too hot in the summer or get too much light. Carol
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:25 PM
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It looks really lovely, Carol. I think East facing will probably work for most of the year, it's a good choice in my opinion, much better than west which always seems far warmer to me, here in the northern hemisphere - perhaps its a misconception, but in warm weather the East side of my house seems cooler than the west
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It looks wonderful Carol! Look at all that extra growing space. Think Hedge is right about about the east side staying cooler.
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Wow! I don't know how I missed this thread earlier but the GH looks great Carol. I've been looking at attaching one to the east side of the garage for the last couple of years and the Florian models look really nice. I grew up with Lord & Burnham houses, but yikes, they've gotten a bit pricey now.

Where did you get the benches and bench tops? They look nice too. And do you have electric baseboard heating?

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Old 01-20-2011, 11:29 AM
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Just to answer a few questions: Yes, it was stressful at times, mostly because it took longer than we expected. I missed my DH's company very much. He was always in the greenhouse doing something. There were many things I could not help with. We worried about the well being of our plants and we did lose some to neglect and lack of light. The mess of having them everywhere in the house while the GH was completed was bothersome after a while. I couldn't even reach some places to dust and that began to bother me. I am not Mrs. Clean either! We are very happy with the quality of Florian greenhouses. They will work with you to get what will fit in your space. We bought their benches for the orchids and table tops too. DH decided to put rubber sheeting under the plastic table tops to catch the overflow. It improves humidity and keeps water off the floor. There are drain pipes to under the sink. The sink has not been installed yet, nor the aluminum potting bench it will sit in. We have two base board heaters. One is oil and the other a cheaper regular base board heater. It serves as back up to the oil heater and is set at a colder activation temperature. Carol (I am so happy to get the chids into their own room! )
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How will you keep water and electric, specifically the heaters on the floor, apart?
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