Instant Greenhouse


2014-12-1 Greenhouse 2 door open

After painting the snow in Farolito Shadows I realized Old Man Winter will soon be visiting us here in South Texas. With several large potted plants to protect from our occasional freezes Jack and I thought it would be nice to make a greenhouse on our deck.

2014-12-1 Greenhouse 3 NW corner

The sides are made of freeze cloth, stapled at the top and bottom to 8 foot long closet rods. The corners are clipped with large binder clips from Office Depot.

2014-12-1 Greenhouse 4 N side rolled up

On warm days the sides can just be rolled up and held up with a small bungee cord. The infrared heater in the corner will make our greenhouse nice and toasty on freezing cold nights.

2014-12-1 Greenhouse 6 close up

Here’s a closeup of the raised side. They hang from bicycle hooks we purchased at Home Depot.

2014-12-1 Greenhouse 7

Another shot of the rolled up side secured with a bungee cord. Please remember, you can click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

2014-12-1 Greenhouse 5 All Up

POOOF! Our greenhouse completely disappears on nice days. When a blue norther blows in I can roll the plants into the corner, drop the sides and flip on the heat. All of our tender plants will be safe and protected from the clutches of Old Man Winter. Thought you’d enjoy a day off from painting and seeing a little snippet of our garden! Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Instant Greenhouse”

  1. Erika Schmidt Says:

    You two are just to clever, I love the idea.


  2. rizwana Says:

    Mikki this is such a great idea, thank you for the gardening tip , the lively potted ones will be so happy! I want to thank you both from my heart, God Bless you and Jack for being such gems of knowledge and wonderful human brings. Thank you have a Wonderful Christmas and Wish you Have a Great New Year, 2015!Lots of Love from Rizwana!

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