Greenhouse Checklist – Gardening Tips

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Charley’s Greenhouse Checklist Here is a decision guideline to help you plan your greenhouse. If you have questions about any aspect of the greenhouse, please call, fax or e-mail us . Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is waiting to help.Framework __ […]

Greenhouse Bulb Forcing Tips

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Bulb Forcing for Special Occasions Spring bulbs that are forced to flower in mid-winter are special attractions. A pot of flowering bulbs for Christmas or any other special occasion is a nice gift to give or receive. Forcing may not […]

Greenhouse Beneficial Insects

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Good Bugs to the Rescue Beneficial insects are safe for your plants, and will not harm people, pets or your environment! Beneficial insects have proven to be an effective alternative to pesticides in the greenhouse. For at least one month […]

Greenhouse Benefits of Air Circulation

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Benefits of Air Circulation There are 2 kinds of fans needed for climate control in the greenhouse. These fans use little electricity. For only a few pennies a day, you can create a healthy greenhouse environment. 1. Air Circulation: It […]

Greenhouse Construction Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently. Reglazing With TwinWall or TripleWall  Upgrade your greenhouse   TwinWall is a significant improvement for a single-glazed greenhouse. Remove old glazing Cut TwinWall to size using a box knife or a very fine tooth saw blade Install new glazing gasket if necessary Note panels have one side which […]

How To Build a Fiberglass Greenhouse

How To Build With Fiberglass   Greenhouse Construction Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Articles 1.Use any good quality wood for your greenhouse framework. Be sure to treat the pieces with a wood preservative before assembly, even cedar or redwood. Copper or zinc based preservatives are safest. 2. 2 x 4 lumber is […]

FLEUR DE LYS – Gardening

FLEUR DE LYS The big, bearded German iris (Iris germanica) in my backyard are going to need dividing this year. As it is, each plant has a full compliment of muscular sword-shaped leaves, out of which sprout sturdy stalks with bulging buds that are almost ready to open. The show will be tremendous this year, though I have had almost […]

SWORD LILIES – Gardening

SWORD LILIES Sometimes a garden just needs a bit of intensity. For several years my front borders have been full of soothing pastels, with peaches and pale yellows predominating, accented with lots of white. The result is pleasing, but nothing reinvigorates like a little change, so last year I decided to add some gold nasturtiums to the mix. They proved […]

ANDROMEDA, Pieris – Gardening History

Legend has it that Cassiopeia, an ancient queen of Ethiopia, bragged to Poseidon, god of the sea, that her daughter, Andromeda, was more beautiful than Poseidon’s sea nymphs. Poseidon was touchy about such things and punished Cassiopeia by sending a sea monster to terrorize the Ethiopians. Eventually, the Ethiopian rulers consulted oracles who told them that Andromeda had to be […]