With fall approaching, I knew I was going to miss my outside
gardening time. I love planting flowers and growing my own vegetables. It’s a
hobby I really enjoy. With this in mind, I was looking for options to keep this
hobby going, and continue it throughout the year.
A friend of mine suggested I get a green house, and I
laughed at the idea at first. I thought that greenhouses required an addition
to your house and you have to be one of the wealthy to have this feature at
your home. She told me to go to http://www.totalbackyard.com/catalog/Rion-Greenhouse-44-Series-p-17162.html
which is called Total Backyard. The greenhouses there start at just $789.00 (I am so serious!) This was
amazing to me, in that this was actually affordable.
When I went to look over their website, I realized that all
of their greenhouses came with free shipping and required no tools, since the
frame was a snap-together assembly! I was going to be able to put it together
all by myself! Now, I was excited. I could not believe it was affordably priced
and easy to put together. I didn’t know such advancements had been made in this
type of construction.
I bought one of the Rion Greenhouses, and I got it shipped
to my house in 2 weeks. It felt like an early Christmas! I had plants all over
my back porch waiting to go inside my new greenhouse. (My porch looked like a jungle
and I could hardly walk in there.)
My finished greenhouse had 2 windows in it. One of them is a
rear window, and the other is a roof vent. The doors hinge to lock. It has lots
of headroom, since it’s shaped like a clear-glass barn, with an angled roof. It
was a fairly large size too. It is about the same size as my kitchen. I
just love it!
It’s a very traditional shape, with a modern twist. The look
of it is really pretty, and you can see the colors of the flowers from the
outside. It’s quite beautiful, since I keep the flowers on the side that faces
the house, I can see them when I look out of my kitchen window.
If you don’t have enough space in your yard for a full size
greenhouse, Total Backyard.com also has
the “leaning” style, that uses 3 sides that are angled, and the other side is
flat, so you can place it by the wall to your house or condo. They are real space-savers,
and still affordably priced.
My last purchase a few weeks ago was a rain barrel. I got
the kind that has a flat back so I can place it next to my house or greenhouse.
It saves rainwater, and then I can use it for all my plants inside the
greenhouse. Since I live in the South, we experience a yearly drought, so I
felt good about conserving water.
Check out the Totalbackyard.com site and look over all the
great products they have for outdoor enthusiasts. Even if you don’t know what
you want, just looking at the product pictures will
help you dream up something wonderful for your home.
Here’s their website link: http://www.totalbackyard.com/