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Greenhouses: A World of Natural Beauty

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This garden cottage is more playhouse than greenhouse for its Central California owner. The avid gardener raises seedlings and overwinters orchids here. Comfort was a major factor: The shed is designed to let in plenty of daylight while minimizing prolonged exposure to direct sun during the Central Valley’s very hot summers. It is oriented slightly off a direct east-west axis and its most westerly wall is solid. Prefab siding covers the wood frame; asphalt tiles cloak the roof. A ‘Cecile…

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glass house, Kew Gardens, London. #UNESCO World Heritage - For forty years, we’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most important but fragile historic structures in the world. #IIA4U

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from Southern Living

Gardening 101: Caladiums

How to grow Caladiums also known as elephant ears. Some newer varieties can take direct sun (like Gingerland). Good for lighting up shady places. They will come back the following year if you leave the tublars intact.

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