"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, October 10, 2011

My greenhouse door fell off early this spring...........

it was a "track sliding" door..........which I have never liked because dirt always gets into the sliding frame and makes opening and closing the door impossible.......and I was forever wrestling with it.......this is how it broke..........along with my gardening spirit.

But it's back on and improved and made so much better............
by my sweetie, my husband, who put the whole greenhouse together for me a few years ago.

He agreed about the track door,(he has been the one who fixes it each time it breaks)  so he attatched small hinges onto the frame,

a reliable hook to keep it closed...........

and now it's like a regular door that swings open without me having to wrestle it.

He even put a cute little knob on the door.
 (sorry about all of the dirt in the photos)
we had severe wind and dirt for two days straight and then a wonderful heavy rain........I have much to clean up.

Inside of the greenhouse, I have tomatoes growing, new flowers sprouting,

moss rose blooming,

as well as the herbs. It is so fragrant inside.  I have more plants that need to be moved in.........the weather at night has turned out quite chilly.
Do any of you have a greenhouse?
Do you have door problems..........or other issues?
Is so, how did you solve them?
I would love to hear!


lil red hen said...

Ahh--a greenhouse!! How nice! And to think you'll have tomatoes when it's cold outside. Husbands can do so many neat things for us--when the notion strikes ;)

We had sliding doors on one of the chicken houses that always gave us trouble. So he installed a door made of a heavy plastic-coated fabric which is raised and lowered with a chain (it's a little like drawing water from a well)and it seals on the sides with a wide strip of heavy-duty Velcro. We haven't had any strong winds yet to test it and I bet a bear could tear into it. lol Of course this would probably be over-kill for a small greenhouse.

Muddling Through said...

What a sweet hubby! They make our lives so much better, don't they?

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I would love to have a greenhouse even if the door was a pain in the butt :o)

LindaSueBuhl said...

no greenhouse here but it is on my bucket list!

Michaele said...

Well, one time my whole green house blew over in the wind : ( I would love to have a green house now. I always liked sitting in them, just enjoying the warmth and no wind.

Diana said...

No, no green house but I do enjoy reading your blog. I don't have much luck with our veggies. We live in the forest and don't get enough sun in one spot. But I love the nature, take care Kathleen, love,Diana

Terry and Linda said...

No greenhouse here. I have always wanted one, but as time went by...never got one and now I don't really want one.

The wind was bad before we left on our little trip...caused lots on nasty dirt on my clean windowns. Which is what I'm taking care of today.


Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I wish I had a greenhouse! I love yours, its the perfect size and the new doorknob is perfect. you have quite the handyman there. Very talented.

Daisy said...

How wonderful of your husband to fix that for you. Sounds like he knew just what to do. I love the moss roses. I think they are so delicate and pretty. Hope you have a pleasant week! :)

Vickie said...

Perfect solution to your door, Kathleen! Wish I had a greenhouse - maybe one day!