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Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Mar 25, 2013 2:31 PM CST
As I am new to this forum, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sam aka 'Rosie'. My wife & I live out in the Post Oaks of Colorado County (which is located in central Texas). Both of us are lifelong gardeners and are retired.

About 2 years ago we finally decided to build a greenhouse and settled on a Rion "Green Giant", 8'6"wide by 12'6" long. When it arrived & we started assembling it, my wife 'mentioned' that she wouldn't mind having one of her own, as she has always wanted one for her orchids. As you can probably guess, we now have "his & her" greenhouses. Both are wired with 2 electrical circuits (120V/20A & 220V/30A). Both are heated with 19.3K BTU units.

Mine however has become a years long endeavor as one project always leads to another, LOL!!! Upon completing the actual greenhouse, I needed to incorporate it into our vegetable garden (which has since grown from 1200 sf to over 4000 sf), installed a new & all encompassing irrigation system, as well as a stone wall around not just the garden, but the entire house.

Hopefully the vegetable garden portion will be completed soon... Sorry, but I have to keep telling myself that...

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Name: Cora
Alpharetta/Jonh's Creek, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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CoraBarner
Mar 25, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Wow, I love your greenhouse. Sam, in the second pictures may i ask where you got the shelving?
I also have a Rion Greenhouse, which is 8'6 by 24' long. I don't have the flooring like yours I have gravel. Thumb of 2013-03-25/CoraBarner/77b91e

Thank you for sharing.
Cora
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Mar 25, 2013 5:52 PM CST
BEATUIFUL! And so neat. Mine is always so full and so cluttered!
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jvdubb
Mar 25, 2013 5:53 PM CST
Welcome!

Wow! Super neat and tidy!
Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Mar 26, 2013 7:18 AM CST
CoraBarner said:may i ask where you got the shelving? Thank you for sharing.


Cora, we purchased 4 units from the Rion distributor when we initially ordered our greenhouses. We have since then ordered 8 additional units from the local Home Depot. Here is the link if you're interested.
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Name: Cora
Alpharetta/Jonh's Creek, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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CoraBarner
Mar 27, 2013 7:20 AM CST
Thank you Sam. Also don't forget to share pictures of your progress since i love looking everyone's plants, vegetables or any collections that others have.

Mine however; is a mess since i was in S Florida for awhile, my son simply shove all my plants inside.

Thanks,
Cora
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 13, 2013 8:19 PM CST
Nice
and so much space to fill up Sticking tongue out
Looking forward to see what you fill it with.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Apr 14, 2013 6:03 PM CST
Mostly I use mine for starting seeds & over-wintering our citrus, cactus' & ferns (basically we just use this one from November - March). My wife uses her's pretty much year round.
Name: Cora
Alpharetta/Jonh's Creek, Ga. (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Dog Lover
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CoraBarner
Apr 15, 2013 7:47 AM CST
That's what mine too. I use it to over winter my brugmansia, and starting seeds for my garden.

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