Monday, February 25, 2013

Conservatory


Spring has sprung or it might as well be but I am claiming its full on summer for that matter! I kid you not it’s almost 90 outside today and it’s supposed to get even hotter.  YIKES!!! 
So what does this fare skinned girl do when it’s that hot and sunny out? Why I stay indoors and make minis of course.  Al I mentioned in my previous post I cracked open the conservatory kit and did a dry fit. Now some people may take out each piece and match or label them up 
with the pictures on the sheets but I through caution to the wind and said I don’t need on stinking sheet. I have built a few kits before.  Mind you this is not a hard kit to build you have the floor, 3 walls and the roof.  Well the roof is a whole other issue in itself. You see the kit has a roof underside then you add the clear acrylic panels then there is the decorative over lay (wood strips). Except the strips of wood are too short and don’t reach to the top. Luckily I had some spare balsa laying around and it was the same thickness and just the right width to make up for the shortness.   

So far I put my first coat of paint/stain on all the pieces and then like glue now the wait to dry begins. I bet if I stuck them outside for a few minutes they would get nice and dry real fast. Lol  While drying I got out my notebook and thought this would make the perfect greenhouse to put up alongside my witch’s house.  So what things would a witch grow in a green house?  I was thinking cabbage, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and pumpkins we certainly cannot forget those. I made a layout where I will basically split the are up in half, one side will be plants on the ground level and on the other side I will run a shelf for potted plants like herbs and such maybe even add hanging plants throughout. 

See the snails and slugs I made last weekend now have a home. What else do you think is a must have for a witch’s greenhouse garden?   I’m even thinking of making a flowering vine plant on the outside of one corner. Soo many possibilities… Have a great week everyone!.

7 comments:

Jane Smith said...

I looooove this project! Your layout looks so lovely. I am super excited to see this one ;)

I love potted herbs myself and vine growth! Not that I am a witch.. *smirk*

*hehe hehe har har har*

Norma said...

This is going to be fun to watch. I hope to visit more now that I'm back home after a long visit to our cottage in New Zealand (no internet there!).

Jennybee said...

Thanks Jane, Same here we always have basil and rosemary in the back yard. Annnd I have that vine on the back yard fence if I want to really get creative and use some of that too. Hmm maybe those I can cut and shape into a bench or something.

Jennybee said...

Glad to see you back Norma, I do hope you had fun at your cottage

Maria Ireland said...

This looks like an exciting project. Looking forward to seeing more.
Hugs Maria

Ascension said...

Seguro que tu bruja sera feliz en su nuevo invernadero.
Has pensando en plantas carnivoras a las que las pueda alimentar de moscas, ranas.....jejeje
besitos ascension

Jennybee said...

Las plantas carnívoras son una gran idea! Me gusta su forma de pensar. Huggs