In this age of steel and glass, space has become quite a serious constraint. Lush, green backyard garden with tall trees and colorful shrubs is now a distant dream. Well, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can no longer satiate the desire of your ‘inner gardener’. Simply put, there are now ways to create your small green Eden somewhere at your backyard, front yard, roof top, patio and gazebo. It is possibly the best time to consider a small greenhouse to add wings to imaginations.
Technology has made its presence felt in almost every sphere and your home gardening ideas is indeed no exception. With the mammoth rise of the concept of garden house, you are no more limited to the traditional backyard gardening ideas.
Sure you can grow flowers, raise vegetables and salad plants at your deck, at your front yard and even on your terrace! With a small greenhouse in place you never have to quit gardening due to harsh weather conditions. Of course, you can propagate seeds and cuttings and can grow diverse varieties of plants, flowers, vegetables and salads, irrespective of the weather and season.
As they say: 'A good home must be made, not bought' so it’s time to make a good home with the vibrant touch of nature. Add color, life, texture to your home. It’s time to turn your home gardening ideas into a 3D reality.
All about choosing the right design
Selecting the right garden house design is indeed the key. While choosing the style stick to the ones that match your home design and also with the layout of your garden. Weather condition also needs to be taken into consideration when selecting a garden house. For instance if you are planning for a raised bed garden at your backyard and if you are sure that your area experiences heavy snowfall then staying away from flat or straight roof design is definitely an intelligent idea. In such cases, it is however recommended to stick to a small greenhouse with slanting roof design to slide off the snow easily. The free standing ones with either a curved or a peaked roof design is incredibly popular these days. On the other hand the square shape or the rectangular shape however allows for more growing space for the plants.
Barn style greenhouse – As the name suggest, the green house is shaped like a barn with wide roof, wide interior and with shorter walls. The design goes well with a country theme or country garden setting.
Dome greenhouse – Yes, it is somewhat identical to a dome. This means it looks like half a ball and is placed directly on land. This type of garden house works best when constructed as a freestanding unit.
Small greenhouse with a gothic design - This incredible style has a historical appearance and looks fantastic on almost any backyard. The roofs and walls are however formed in a manner so that it can create a continuous form, thus allowing snow to slide off easily.
Hoop garden greenhouse - This design is usually constructed with typically a metal pipe or PVC. The pipe is used in crafting the shape of a hoop and then the hoop is enclosed with plastic covering.
These days, greenhouses are typically made from aluminum and other material that is lightweight and weatherproof. Galvanized steel also stands as quite a sturdy choice. Sure you can also consider woods, however ensure that the lumber has been pressure treated to make your greenhouse weather resistant.
Cottage greenhouse with an elegant Victorian look, Gothic Arch Greenhouses
RIGA V Greenhouse, semi-diffused polycarbonate walls and roof, $4,599.95, Eartheasy
M-L Small Greenhouse, $599, Gothic Arch Greenhouses