Tuesday, March 31, 2009

IT'S SPRING INSIDE....

It's spring inside the conservatory...Now that we have heat in our conservatory, it can be any season we want inside! the limiting factor is paying for the heat of course, which is where that short, 30' wind turbine I am dreaming of comes into play...The big dream I am moving towards, is turning this into a true conservatory, heated year round with citrus, figs, nectarines...this is a-way down the road mind-you. After we are physically unable to pull off Living in the Garden we will slide into Sitting in the Conservatory.
To accomplish this I need a few things. A heat source that does not eat fossil fuels. I am thinking now of a combination of solar thermal and wind power. Wind generated electricity to run the in-floor heat system. Solar thermal to pre-heat the water for this system...We added 2' x 2' square tiles this winter as our floor, these can be lifted so we can later add the heating system.  
Right now we have so many beautiful perennials and bulbs in bloom in looks and smells  like Manito Park to me! Weather permitting we will pick up our roses on Wednesday and Thursday a big order of perennials will arrive.
No matter what the weather is like outside....... IT' SPRING INSIDE....

4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

"After we are physically unable to pull off Living in the Garden we will slide into Sitting in the Conservatory."

That made me smile....

Brighid said...

What a beautiful thought on aging gracefully, and pictures to match.
Have you looked into geo thermal ground well systems?

Living in the Garden said...

Brighid
While I have heard of it, I am under the impression that it requires a fair amount of land. thanks for the nudge I will do more research.

Tony said...

Conservatories make a great addition to any home and garden, consider how your garden conservatory will be used so you can choose the design that will be the most conducive to your current needs as well as your needs for the future.