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Lux's Garden & Greenhouse

Adventures of an Amateur Gardener

Falling in Love with Gardening

by Claudia Johnson, Jan. 4, 2018, Rose Hill Farm I fell in love with greenhouses on my first trip to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. I was 17, and yes, I was impressed with the magnificent estate and its regal mansion, but those greenhouses had me at...

Creating a Simple Garden

Jan. 18, 2018, Rose Hill Farm by Claudia Johnson Creating a simple backdoor flower garden on a budget lead to fulfilling my dream of a greenhouse. I told my husband about my dream of a greenhouse, but it seemed like something that would not really happen....

Choosing Plants

by Claudia Johnson, Feb. 1, 2018, Rose Hill Farm With my new little garden prepped and ready to go, I had to decide on plants and what to plant them in. Choosing plants and containers for my whimsical small flower garden was exciting. This garden's goal...

Problem Solved with Lightweight Soil

by Claudia Johnson, Feb. 15, 2018, Rose Hill Farm One of my favorite things about Lux's Garden are the shepherd's hooks and other means of hanging plants. I began with only a few that I had recycled from past gardening attempts or that I found at salvage...

Why Mulching is Beneficial

by Claudia Johnson, Feb. 28, 2018, Rose Hill Farm Until I started my little garden, I had not thought that much about mulching. I'd seen it in people's yards, but I did not really understand why they used it. Now I am using it around my little greenhouse...

Creation To Destination

March 7, 2018 Several years ago I ran across the colorful facebook page of a very creative woman named Joy Cunny, aka The Glass Junkie. Her beautiful pieces created from old glassware have inspired me for almost a decade. I asked Joy to write some guest...

Seeking a Hobby Greenhouse

March 14, 2018, Rose Hill Farm by Claudia Johnson, The dilemma of what to do with the plants I had cultivated all summer came up every year when the cold began to set in. I would leave them out as long as possible, and some I knew were not going to make...

Getting Creative with Glassware

March 28, 2018 By Joy Cunny, The Glass Junkie It occurs to me that the audience to whom I am writing will be a mix of folks. Some may wish to make a few pieces of their own and I am here to fully support your endeavor. I am not a writer (although I love to...

Constructing a Greenhouse

April 7, 2018, Rose Hill Farm by Danny Nichols In the late summer of 2017 my wife and I decided to move forward with our long-desired goal of owning a greenhouse. After extensive review of the products available and reading customer reviews, we selected a...

Heating a Greenhouse

April 12, 2018, Rose Hill Farm by Danny Nichols Determining how to heat a greenhouse will depend greatly upon where it is located and the size of the greenhouse. If located in the northern U.S. where winters can be severely cold, one may choose options...

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