Well, it’s January first and greenhouses are on my mind. Husband is refurbishing my tabletop Ikea greenhouse for me by painting the wood a bright, cheery red and replacing the plexiglass in it. It will be great for the first batches of tomatoes I plan to start at the end of February. But to tide me over until then, I thought I’d see what other attractive greenhouses I could set my sights on as well.
This one is well beyond my current abilities to accomodate (the common concrete patio below our deck isn’t much larger than it’s footprint) but’s it’s just gorgeous. I just love the brick wall base.
This is a much more manageable size, but still a little large for our deck space.
This one is a good size for our deck and would be a cinch to build with cedar slats and plexiglass… but it just looks squat and bumbly.
This one is absolutely beautiful, and would be perfect in red cedar. It also doesn’t look that difficult to build (hint-hint husband) and has a certain whimsical charm to it. Though I’d probably like it a little shorter, with just three shelves instead of four. If I were to build a patio greenhouse for the next season, this one would likely be it.
And last, but not least – I love this fold down sideboard. I could easily see it doubling as a tidy little potting bench, which would be the perfect combination with the greenhouse. Situated just below our kitchen window, to the right of our back door… perhaps another piece of outdoor furniture I can convince my husband to build? Fortunately, I’ve got a few months yet to convince him. 😉