Choosing A Window Greenhouse
Instead of looking out through your glass panes and watching your not so
long ago attractive flower beds that are now frozen in the winter, you
can easily transform your windowpane into a little greenhouse where
houseplants, herbs, seedlings and flowers will thrive.
A window greenhouse is also a great project for the plant lovers with
much limited space. Also referred to as a garden window, even with its
very small structure, this little garden can supply you with enough space
so that you can enjoy year-round blossoms.
Cost, materials and your window greenhouse size are factors to be
considered when deciding the style that best suits you. Just do keep in
mind that the style should math the design of your home.
There are complete kits bay window style units that are energy saving and
installs easily. They certainly will open up any room and likewise
increase the functionality of a living space. Window greenhouse seat
board may be utilized as a pretty breakfast nook or give a place for
indoor plants that takes up a lot of floor space.
The bow greenhouse window can also be a great option that comprises of
more than four glass segments to imitate a rounded look. Bay greenhouse
windows generally come in three segments with sides that are angled at
either thirty or forty-five degrees.
Your most cost-effective and simple to build option will be a complete
greenhouse bow window kit as compared to building a new window greenhouse
yourself. With the kit, all you have to do is remove your existing
window then enlarge the opening of the wall in accordance to the required
size stipulated in the kit and just screw and nail your greenhouse window
However, you should first select a size or measurement that suits your
interest as well as the plants that you will be housing. More plants
will mean more time is required from you in order to attend to them.
Starting with a smaller greenhouse window unit can be a good idea, as you
can just install another one. However when your goal is to have more open
space then start bigger.
Bow greenhouse windows that come in vinyl maintenance-free material or
aluminum coated wood are very appealing. The interior is natural wood
which can be stained or painted. With the imitation wood graining, often
the stained or painted vinyl looks very real as well as maintenance-free.
Your choices when it comes to window greenhouse features are endless. For
energy saving, select a bow greenhouse window structure with bendable
foam insulation that is constructed into the seat board or headboard.
Some really efficient kinds have foam-stuffed cavities and frames.
The glass paneling is considered to be the core of any greenhouse window
for glare control, comfort, efficiency and resistance to fading. For
most temperatures and weather, low-emissive or “low-e” type of glass
having argon gas between gaps is not a good choice. Select a glass having
Examine you home and search for that area having those “ready-made”
qualities to put up your window greenhouse. You need warmth, good light
supply and easy water access. Maintaining and growing plants indoors
requires that you provide humidity, sunlight and constant temperature.
Keep in mind that you will be working with the plants such as
transplanting them when needed, watering, fertilizing and checking for
disease, so you need an area of the house that is easily accessible to
you, that will not clash with other activities in the home.
When you want and enjoy the sight of colorful flowers from where you
always stay for instance, in the kitchen, it does not have to follow that
you should have your window greenhouse in the kitchen, even if there is
limited space; you can just rotate flowering plants to many parts of the
house, and just return them regularly to the window greenhouse for some
rest and sunshine.
Once you have decided where to put your window greenhouse, decide weather
you will be building it yourself or you will purchase a kit.
Just remember that foliars are just the beginning. You can always
purchase potted flowering plants in bloom and arrange them in your window
greenhouse. During fall, you can already plant summer flowers in pots
that you can enjoy when summer comes. Also, herbs are attractive, useful
and fragrant addition to your window greenhouse. You can now garden all
year long and enjoy it no matter what the weather brings.