“Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.”-William Cowper
Summer is almost here and that means that there’s lots happening right now in the garden and greenhouse! Most of my seedlings have already been transplanted into the fields, but our summer greenhouse is still bursting with lots of little seedlings waiting to be planted.
National Gardening Week & Summer Greenhouse Tour
It’s National Gardening Week and I’ve teamed up with several friends to bring you a fun summer greenhouse and garden tour. If you’re joining me from Rachel at The Pond’s Farmhouse beautiful tour – Welcome! I can’t wait to show you our summer greenhouse and how our garden looks in it’s current state!
If you’re new here, I’m Jennifer. Our family lives in a modern farmhouse and we lease the land around our property for our flower farm. I am passionate about gardening and love to help others bloom where they are planted!
I am so grateful to have a greenhouse that allows me to get a head start on our summer garden. Our greenhouse was designed to compliment our white modern farmhouse. While it’s only 8′ x 12′, it’s plenty big enough to start lots of flower seedlings for our garden and flower farm!
Our greenhouse is still full of lots of starts as I like to succession plant through June. We’ve also been experiencing a “Jun-uary” where it’s unseasonably cold. Many of my annuals do not like when temperatures drop below 50 degrees at night so they are still tucked inside the greenhouse. I had planted hundreds of basil in our garden already, but thankfully I also have additional trays of basil in the greenhouse. Basil is one plant that does not like when temperatures drop below 50 degrees.
Tour of What’s Currently Growing In Our Greenhouse
While most plants have been planted in our fields or garden, we do have some heat loving plants still growing in the greenhouse. All of our dahlias that we started from seed are currently still in the greenhouse. We are waiting for our planted dahlia tubers to start growing a full set of leaves before adding our dahlias grown from seed to the field.
Also in the greenhouse, we currently have basil, bell peppers, marigolds, elephants ear, zinnias, shiso, amaranth, and more. I also like to succession plant whenever possible with some of these plants to help extend my growing season.
Decorating My Summer Greenhouse
Because my greenhouse is a working greenhouse, I do not do much decorating in it. I did add a couple of cute “farmhouse” metal signs for decor. The first sign says “Fresh Cut Flowers” and the other one says “Plant Grow Bloom.” Both of these signs are from Antique Farmhouse.
I also have a cute wooden potting bench in my greenhouse. This is a very basic wooden stand that’s perfect for starting my flower seeds in trays. I love that it has some basic storage space and fits perfectly in-between my built-in greenhouse shelves.
A Quick Tour Around The Garden
It’s still early season, yet so much is already growing and starting to bloom around our flower farm! Check out the photos below to see some of the flowers currently growing in our flower fields. And in case this field looks different, it’s because we expanded this year! We now have two different fields where we grow our flowers. This one is on the side of our house and we still have the field behind our farmhouse.
In case you’re new here, we have a small flower farm on about 1/2 an acre. We grow commercially for local florists and also have a small Flower C.S.A. subscription. If you are local to Hood River, we’d love to provide you with locally grown flowers this summer!
Summer Vegetable Garden
Back in May we planted a small veggie garden next to our greenhouse. We planted lettuce, spinach, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, cabbage, onions, and more! A month later and we are harvesting buckets of fresh, homegrown veggies every week! Our family loves eating salads grown from our backyard garden!
And That Concludes Our Summer Greenhouse & Garden Tour!
Thank you so much for taking your time to tour my summer greenhouse and garden! Don’t forget to head on over to my friend Kim’s gorgeous greenhouse and garden by clicking here.
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