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    Posted on April 4th, 2011 Pam No comments

    Saturday I planted over 160 gallon pots of plants. I planted Oriental Lilies, Asiatic Lilies, forced Daffodils, Tulips and Muscari bulbs. I have so many pots, I can’t believe it, I hope they grow fast and healthy.

    Here are just a few of my pots, these are 40 Oriental Lilies.

    Below are a few pictures of Crocus and Tulips in bloom now.

    These are light lavendar crocus, my favorite.

    These are a 'bunch' of crocus, closed up for the evening.

    Another huge bunch of purple crocus. There are over 50 buds in this group.

    Beautiful tulip, I forced these to bloom early in the house.

    This is my favorite, taken with natural window light.


    Posted on April 4th, 2011 Pam 2 comments

    My Nephew, Chris helped me design and build this cold frame/greenhouse. It is so neat!!!!
    Thanks so much Chris for helping me, I couldn’t have done it without your help. You taught me so much!!!

    This cold frame/greenhouse helps keep plants warm and when they are in this greenhouse they grow very fast!! These can be used in the Spring or Fall to keep plants safe from frost. It can be covered with a blanket in the evening to keep the heat inside and the cold outside.
    The greenhouses are about 3′ X 4′ and will hold 6 flats of plants.

    Here are a few pictures of the cold frame/greenhouse.

    This is a picture from the side. The back has a vent door (Chris' invention), the front has plastic long enough to secure it with a board.

    This is a view from the front, I have used a board to keep the plastic down.

    This is a picture of the vent in the back of the cold frame. Here it is open for ventilation.

    This shows the back, closed with a board over the plastic.

    This is a picture inside, showing there is space for six flats.

    Another picture to show the inside. The inside is 12 square feet. This also shows the plastic is just rolled back to let a little heat out.

    This is a picture of it standing on one end. In this picture you can see the four braces on each corner. These braces have holes drilled in them so the cold frame can be staked down (Chris' invention).