Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Israeli Frost Defense System


Back in July, I came home to 5 large cardboard boxes in the driveway - a lavish and much appreciated gift from my husband and mother-in-law.  It was a Rion greenhouse kit - designed and manufactured by those folks who have so much experience coaxing lush, productive vegetation out of harsh conditions.  

The weather was far too hot back then to consider an extended outdoors project, so the boxes sat in the garage until this month.  With the weather dipping into frosty numbers, construction of the greenhouse suddenly went from casual to crisis status.

Thanks to roof raising help from a group of friends, we got the majority of the construction completed just in time.  Over the next week I'll share more details; but for now, I just wanted to publicly celebrate being able to open and close its doors, roof vents, and side louvres, and to share my sincere gratitude for Tom Farley, Sheryl Williams and her husband, Ed, all of whom gave up valuable weekend gardening time to help with the heavy lifting on our project.

10 comments:

danger garden said...

That looks like an amazing structure. I'm a little jealous. Hope you'll share pictures of what went inside!

Cheryl said...

Wow...I'm impressed, and jealous! Congrats!

Indie said...

What a beautiful greenhouse! A greenhouse is on my dream list - someday I will have one!

Layanee said...

Love it and waiting for the pictures of it brimming with plants.

Vicki @ Playin' Outside said...

Thanks for everyone's comments. I'm looking for the perfect small bench to put to the left of the door. Ideas welcome!

Lancashire rose said...

What a fabulous gift and a fabulous greenhouse. Word of advice-Don't let a cross vine grow over it!

katina said...

Wow - it looks awesome!

Rose said...

What a lovely gift! My gardening season is over for the year, but if I had a greenhouse like this, I'd still be outside.

Pam/Digging said...

Very nice, Vicki! I bet everything tender is tucked inside since we've finally gotten a big of cold weather lately.

jbinki said...

job well done vicki!