Plantry transformed

I have been a little bit addicted to internet real estate listings. Either I’m hardwired to be on the lookout for new digs after moving every so often for most of my life, or it could just be I like to see how other people arrange their furniture. In the last few years I searched in earnest for a piece of property we might like better… Some place with water views (pie in the sky), and/or distant neighbors who maybe don’t hock loogies and play Portuguese pop music all day (marginally realistic-ish). I found possibilities but we never made the leap. I’m more than OK with that and have stopped itching to move.

Because — a bazillion-gajillion thanks to Z — the plantry is now a functional greenhouse! And precious few (affordable) houses on the market have one of those. This summer Z re-roofed our entry porchlet with triple-wall polycarbonate panels that let a lot of light in and not too much heat out, and installed a perfectly weensie automagic exhaust fan to regulate high temperatures. I’m still using an electric heater connected to a plug-in thermostat to keep everything from freezing during arctic blasts, and a little fan to circulate the air. It’s so nice out there on sunny days I had to leave room for at least one human to lounge, and we enjoy some solar gain by opening the door to the kitchen — even though whenever I allow cats access to the plantry they eat stuff they shouldn’t and yark it on the living room rug two hours later.

I love where we live and and need a new addiction.

Where do your plants overwinter? Is your plantry super cute and functional too? Could it be?

3 thoughts on “Plantry transformed”

  1. Uber cute! I don’t have too much that is tender, and in SC we don’t have long freezes. I got a big Ag Bag to cover 2 dwarf citrus trees.

    Thanks, Lynn!

  2. Hi Kristin: I am a serious gardener and I just devoured your book “Plantiful.” I am now inspired to propagate plants! I have a quick question for you regarding your plant recommendations (I have clay, alkaline soil) but can’t find your email address – mine is kellyspiegel@gmail.com.
    Thank you,
    Kelly Spiegel

  3. Hi Kelly — Thank you! That’s music to my ears! Feel free to ask your question here. Others with similar soil conditions might find it helpful too (assuming I have a good answer…) Garden on, -Kris

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