(HIT) – Have you ever thought about adding a greenhouse to your backyard? As the weather warms up and the garden beckons, don’t you wish you had plants growing in your own greenhouse that could be planted in your garden as soon as the last frost date has passed?
You don’t need to be a professional horticulturist to enjoy the many benefits of a greenhouse. Whether you’re an avid gardener or you simply want to enjoy the beauty of plants throughout the year, greenhouses take gardening to the next level. The protection from the elements that these structures provide drastically expands the growing season, prevents damage from hail or strong winds, and provides a barrier between plants and common garden pests. With all the flexibility a greenhouse offers, gardeners can start from seed more easily, and even grow plants outside their climate zone.
Greenhouses like the Orion greenhouse and Gothic Arch greenhouses prove that a backyard greenhouse can be both compact and aesthetically pleasing. Homeowners will appreciate the affordability and durability of these backyard greenhouses, and will enjoy them for many, many years to come.
Orion Greenhouse offers superior features in a space-saving design
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The Orion Greenhouse provides the benefits of a large greenhouse in a compact size. Perfect for small spaces or as a starter greenhouse, the Orion features a space-saving sliding door, integral gutters for rain control, and a roof vent to provide ventilation and temperature control. The powder-coated green frame is durable, weatherproof and attractive in any garden setting.
One of the benefits of the Orion design is its tall center height. The ridge height in the center is a full 7 feet, 8 inches tall, which provides plenty of height for tall plants. The smooth-action sliding door is also tall at 6 feet, 6 inches, making it easy to move tall plants in and out of the greenhouse.
The Orion Greenhouse is available in two sizes – 6 feet by 6 feet, and 6 feet by 8 feet. Both sizes offer two glazing options, the insulated 4.5 mm TwinWall, or tempered safety glass with acrylic curved eaves. (“Glazing” is the covering material that encloses a greenhouse and traps the heat from the sun to keep plants warm.) Both glazing options provide excellent light and growing conditions for all kinds of plants.
Prices for the 6′ by 6′ greenhouse begin at $1,260, and prices for the larger 6′ by 8′ greenhouse begin at $1,420. The Orion Greenhouse kits are designed in the United Kingdom by Vitavia, known worldwide for quality greenhouse construction. These greenhouses are sold in the USA by Charley’s Greenhouse & Garden, a family-owned company that is celebrating its 40th anniversary of selling quality greenhouses and garden supplies. For more information or to place an order, visit www.CharleysGreenhouse.com or call (800)322-4707.
Gothic Arch Greenhouse offers a distinct look, plus energy efficiency
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A greenhouse from Gothic Arch Greenhouses, a 67-year-old family-owned company in Mobile, Alabama, is strong enough to stand up to extremes of snow and wind. The heart of a Gothic Arch Greenhouse kit is the sturdy Bald Cypress wood framing that is many times more energy efficient and insulating than metal-framed greenhouses. The sustainably harvested cypress wood is extremely resistant to water and insect damage.
The hand-crafted structural arches are always at an ideal angle toward the sun, and temperature ranges are easily maintained under the vaulted curves. Because of the high profile of the ridge, a Gothic Arch Greenhouse is perfect for growing taller plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers and many tropical trees. The Gothic Arch design encourages condensation run-off inside the greenhouse, and the design also prevents snow accumulation on the roof.
Three greenhouse covering options are available including corrugated polycarbonate, 8 mm twin-wall polycarbonate, and 8 mm triple-wall polycarbonate. The greenhouse can be installed directly on the ground, or the structure can be placed on a foundation wall to raise the height of the roof. Prices for the most popular size, 12 feet by 12 feet, start at $3,465. For more information about available sizes and options, visit www.gothicarchgreenhouses.com or call (800) 531-4769.