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Name: PrairieGirl
Central Illinois (Zone 5a)
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prairiegirl
Feb 20, 2014 10:28 PM CST
My greenhouse is quite large and im at a loss for landscaping around it. It seems to obnoxiously stand-out in my yard. Anxious for tips/ideas from ATP members!
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Eric4home
Feb 22, 2014 12:17 AM CST
prairiegirl, Our GH stuck out at first, by adding the brick walk and small patio in front of the doors tied it to the garden. I then did a basic foundation planting.
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I added a dwarf boxwood (that will be kept formally clipped) on either side of the patio, and have planted all season perennials around them. I have early tulips, Stella de Oro day lily, Gaillardia blanket flower 'Fanfare'. Planting a border along the walkway also help it looked like a destination rather than a bump in the garden. I finish the job with a large container planting on the patio corners.


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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 22, 2014 2:20 PM CST
I can't WAIT to landscape to show off my greenhouse! Of course, it has to be built first. But I plan on growing a vine on the inside and let it grow, controlled all through the supports. I plan to use the GH for winter protection so whatever sunshine it blocks won't matter. I hope the vine inside and whatever fun creativity I can do on the outside will show off my little slice of Heaven.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Feb 22, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Looking forward to pics later this summer.
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Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Feb 22, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Cheryl, what kind of vine are you thinking about. I have 3 passi growing in mine. I can tell you Lady Margaret does wonderful. She has bloomed all winter.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 22, 2014 11:27 PM CST
I have some Hyacinth Vine seeds that are too prolific to be grown so close to the forest. I want to grow some and I can contain it in the greenhouse. I don't get enough bright sun for most flowering vines so I will just see how these do Does Lady Margaret need full sun@Txtea?? I imagine in your area of TX you are not lacking for sunshine. btw, we used to live in El Paso many years ago. We rode horses and ate in Fabens at that big steak restaurant, Cattleman's a lot.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Feb 23, 2014 6:02 AM CST
I love Hyacinth Vine and grow it on the Arbor near our GH. At a local Flower Show I saw a (new to me) Bleeding Heart Vine.
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Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Feb 23, 2014 8:19 PM CST
Cheryl, I have lived here all my life, have eaten at Cattleman's many a time very good steaks. So if you lived in El Paso you are very aware oh the sunshine and heat here. An the lack of water now days. Good luck with Hyacinth vines, I have never raised any. Holly that Bleeding Heart Vine is beautiful.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 23, 2014 8:30 PM CST
I got some Bleeding Heart seeds ,too. I am just lacking in sunshine in my yard to grow these things properly. Thumbs down But it doesn't stop me from trying!
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 23, 2014 8:47 PM CST
I have a small city yard so this may not work for your set up.
The GH is about 1.5 feet from the fence so I can stain/maintain the fence
I have a dogwood shrub on the shady side (shade from the fence mostly) & my swing
I have tomatoes in a self watering box, similar to an "Earthbox"
I have container collections in the front. I do have landscape fabric under the gravel in the GH, under the container beds and in the bed with the dogwood. Basically under and all around the GH

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 23, 2014 9:03 PM CST
Your yard and greenhouse are beautiful. Everything is so well integrated. Like it was always that way, naturally. Hurray!
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 23, 2014 9:12 PM CST
Thanks Stella! This was 2009

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2014 12:10 PM CST
This is what I did with the "landscaping" adjacent to my two greenhouses. The plants are Euonymus 'Manhatten' and they were grown from cuttings off plants that bracket my equipment shed. Euonymus 'Manhatten' is a really great plant, growing slowly and thus not needing frequents "hair-cuts", grows in almost any soil, is hardy, and is evergreen. The needles are small and soft, with no pointy tips.


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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Region: Mid-Atlantic I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Tropicals
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HollyAnnS
Feb 25, 2014 5:51 PM CST
That whole area looks very nice.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Feb 25, 2014 5:54 PM CST
Beautiful!! I love the stonework
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2014 6:59 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Butterflies Birds Greenhouse Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Eric4home
Feb 26, 2014 9:27 AM CST
Beautiful stone! I really like the dry laid wall. My winter GH will look more like yours next winter, bundled up. Smiling Thumbs up
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 26, 2014 10:23 AM CST
I wrapped both of the GH's with Solar Blanket material, not knowing how a severely cold winter we would have. I am glad I did. I don't think my electric heaters (thee in each GH, one being a backup on another circuit in case the circuit carrying the other two tripped) would have been able to maintain the 60 F I wanted for my tropical plants.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 26, 2014 6:01 PM CST
YOU have the growing thing around the greenhouse going on Joanne! You have epitomized the title of this thread! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you. Love your work!
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Feb 26, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Thank You! *Blush*

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