Yes. You can guess what is in my yard. Right?
It’s the Village Green greenhouse from Big Lots.
But folks, I did not get the large, 119.00 one. No. The Mister went to Big Lots with me to look at this “greenhouse” I found. The more we looked, the more we felt like the small one was the best size to start with. It is plenty big for now, and we will see if we can get a year out of it. We’ll see if we can get a month out of it!!
Before we bought it, I sort of “whined” about wanting him to just “see” the greenhouse. ”Just show you.” (Read: Let’s go buy one.) And then The Mister and Michaela and I ended up out shopping, getting a few things for supper. I told them that we could get our bread from Big Lots. So off to Big Lots we went.
“Big Lots!” Michaela said. ”Why are we going to Big Lots??”
“The bread is really cheap there,” I said.
“Have you not figured this out yet, Michaela? We are going to get a greenhouse,” said The Mister.
Peeps, they were laughing at me!!
Okay, time for some review stuff about this greenhouse.
- It was on sale for 50.00. Yes. (The Mister should be glad I directed us there to get bread.)
- All the pieces were in the box
- It was VERY easy to assemble
The greenhouse is lightweight, so I drove small stakes into the ground in each corner. Each stake had a place to attach a piece of cord so that I could tie the greenhouse down. I think this will help tremendously.
I leveled the ground.
You can see how big it is. It’s a BIG. LOT.
Put mulch around the outside to kill the creeping grass that will invade come springtime.
Adding plants. Be still my heart.
Can you tell how much fun this will be??
I love dirt! And I yelled that exact phrase across the yard to The Mister today. He just laughed.
If you build it, the creatures will come.
Big enough to have a seat and flip through magazines. Do you know where I will be with my coffee in the mornings?
Marqueta, do you recognize the banner!! It’s lovely in there!!
Now, this structure, as Marqueta said in a comment to me, has “good bones.” I will hopefully build around it. If that makes any sense. But that’s not going to happen right now. For now, I am enjoying this little bit of instant (well, almost) happiness. Let’s see how long it lasts!!
PLEASE NOTE, I HAVE HAD SO MANY REQUEST FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS, I SCANNED MINE FOR YOU.
In JPG and TIF format. If you scroll down into the comment sections, they are in one of my comments as well, and may be easier there because they are clickable.