Project Profile: Queens County Farm Museum Phase II The first step was to determine the material to use for the restoration. Many materials were considered. Cypress is one that was used for many years in the construction of old greenhouses and conservatories. Readily available and high resistance to moist environments. However a new timber product was favored, Accoya. This wood…
Sometimes I like to go back through my blog entries and reminisce. I had originally written this post a few years back when we were working on the old Naval Hospital Carriage House conservatory in Washington, D.C. The US Botanic Garden is one of my favorite conservatories in the country so I decided to update…
Another homeowner concern that I read on the internet is that of temperature control in the conservatory.
Comments on Houzz often say “it’s beautiful but you will never afford to keep it warm in the winter” or “you will roast like a bug in an oven in the summer”
A cornucopia of organic vegetables and fruits can easily be grown in your conservatory or greenhouse. Backyard gardening helps the planet in many ways. If you choose to grow organically, you will also save the earth of any air and water pollution that comes from pesticides.
The natural resources of the world, though abundant, are being threatened by climate change and global warming. As a result, people are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint; how much energy we consume, the environmental factors in which their food is grown, and how to incorporate it all into our everyday life.
It’s early Spring. We have the itch we can feel it in the air, it’s time to get to work. Let’s start tagging, pinning and planning our outdoor spaces. This popular conservatory space will assist in providing inspiration!
The Holiday season is over, the decorations are down, the winter has a firm grip on life, and the mind begins to dream about the next season. Spring! Last year was not a kind spring. Everything was late. I had to feed my poor bees until the third week of June before pollen finally was available in the typical spring blooms.
While traditional mechanical heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are still widely used, contemporary concerns for improving the environmental performance and “livability” of buildings has led to an increased interest in alternatives like natural ventilation and mixed-mode systems
We know that building a conservatory is a substantial investment and one that should not be taken casually. The cost of a conservatory compares to the cost of a luxury car (albeit a luxury car that will still be shiny and new thirty years from now)
This week is Daylight Savings Time, which means winter is right around the corner. Here are some tips from Mandy Watson of The Shields Gazette on getting your greenhouse ready for winter.