Saturday, May 30, 2015

Greenhouse

Tis the season...
I have no recollection of ever entering a greenhouse as a child. I think the first time I ever stepped foot in one was when we were getting seedlings for our first garden here at our country home. I would imagine some folks have never entered one. They are missing a lot. The aromas are overwhelming at times. Plants can get the best of me too. They still confuse me somewhat. Yesterday, I went to pick up a few things we had missed last weekend. I was on a mission. i was supposed to pick-up a butternut plant, but I think I got a buttercup instead. They are quite a bit different. I'll know the difference come August. Elenka just rolls her eyes when I do things like this. We'll finish up getting the garden in this weekend. Mostly seeds like beans, beets, swiss chard and some lettuce to get in. Then it'll be all about weeding, watering and fighting off the groundhogs, if they show up. Although I've seen no evidence of them hiding under our outbuildings, I know they lurk.
Summertime fare.
Sometimes I just like to sit in a chair up near the plants and watch.
Gardens grow, you know.

16 comments:

  1. I love these places. Just the aroma will draw me in. Then I want to buy everything!

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  2. Gardening is just too much work when the supermarket is close and the golf courses are closer! :)

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  3. I pretty much grew up in a few greenhouses.

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  4. the scent of wet loam and fertilizer comes to mind.

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  5. I love places like this too! Great shot, I can almost feel the humidity and smell the earth.

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  6. There was one up the road from us where I grew up. Every once in awhile if my mother wanted a new plant for the house, she'd go up there.

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  7. Reading this post, I am completely with you!

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  8. I could use some rosemary.

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  9. The smells are wonderful in a greenhouse! I hope to get the whole garden in tomorrow!

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  10. Just planted stuff today. Need more, I guess that's the place I need to go to.

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  11. The plants in greenhouses are always so tempting. They promise to produce spectacular vegetables and flowers, and sometimes they even deliver. Gardeners are optimists who hope for the best.

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  12. That's where I am off to tomorrow.

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  13. Keep us posted on your garden through the summer. I'm anxious to see those butternuts!

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  14. It's such a joy to visit greenhouses in spring when plants are full of new growth, we're going into winter here so I'll be a while for moi :)

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  15. It's such a joy to visit greenhouses in spring when plants are full of new growth, we're going into winter here so I'll be a while for moi :)

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