Years ago we had a small greenhouse business. It was hard work with long hours. I hated watering and felt like I was attached to a hose 12 + hours a day. We opened the business in 1999 and closed it in 2007 when potting soil, plastic and heating costs went through the roof…that was also the winter that Far Guy was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia.
We began with just one greenhouse and expanded to two and then added a small Perennial house. Far Guy had his own Greenhouse where he grew vegetable plants in four packs… and many tomato plants in small pots. He grew special order veggies. I grew only flowers…and kept my special orders over in his greenhouse.
This was Far Guy’s Greenhouse. Now a days he uses it for a work/woodshop. I use part of it for a glass studio to make glass flowers. We have a warm dry place to work on rainy days. I have many projects stacked up out there to work on. Out of sight out of mind. I should really take a photo in there but I will spare you.
May 16 2004 My Greenhouse
As you can see my OCD or CDO made an appearance. Tags just so and banks of color. Aren’t those Marigolds pretty! Here in Minnesota people don’t plant much of anything until mid May to June 1st. We will sometimes get freezing temperatures into June. This greenhouse is no longer here it was sold after we closed the business.
I have been thinking about what I want to plant this year out in my little flower garden under the bird feeders…Salvia of some sort for the hummingbirds…and maybe Impatiens. Some pansies for sure. Years ago I had a Day Lily garden out there then they froze out.
I have my Solar Lights…last weekend Far Guy told our Grandson Adam that it looked like Las Vegas at night in our yard.
Do I miss the business…sometimes…I miss the people that came back year after year.