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    What is your fantasy greenhouse, if you haven't already built it?

    Right now, mine is round: the lower walls are thick, built with wine-bottles laid into cement and the upper part is a geodesic dome. I think the floor may be brick or flagstone, with a fountain in the middle.

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    That sounds like a great GH, Denise. I just hope you keep the fountain small so you have lots of room for your orchids! heheheh...

    Cheers,
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    Here it is , Huge with a waterfall into a pool , a bridge over a stream running into it , Trees with orchids mounted on them and moss natural looking, no pots lolol , dome top , living quarters in one end separated by a glass wall .. with drapes ..and win the lottery Gin

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    Have you seen the remake of "When a Stranger Calls"? You know the atrium in the center of the house with the birds, misters, and the little bridge and stream? Well...someone stole my dream...

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    You know the atrium in the center of the house with the birds, misters, and the little bridge and stream? Well...someone stole my dream...
    ooh, mine too! Actually, this being a "fantasy", I can make it as big as I want, so there will be plenty of room to walk around the fountain and tend the orcchids in the outer circumference...

    In fact, to accomodate different types, I would have a string of geodesic greenhouses interconnected with walkways...

    And why not incorportate an atrium into at least part of it? And a koi pond, too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm View Post
    ooh, mine too! Actually, this being a "fantasy", I can make it as big as I want, so there will be plenty of room to walk around the fountain and tend the orcchids in the outer circumference...

    In fact, to accomodate different types, I would have a string of geodesic greenhouses interconnected with walkways...

    And why not incorportate an atrium into at least part of it? And a koi pond, too?

    I like the way you think!

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    *LOL* actually, I meant "aviary" not "atrium" *LOL* Oh, and this string of geodesic orchid houses will encircle a natural swimming hole.....

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    Enclosed swimming hole in my case since central Iowa gets darn cold in the winter!

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    Heated water under a canopy string out among the tops of the domes, and plastic curtains hanging down to help enclose the heat....


    Oh, here is another fantasy greenhouse, completely different stylem, for mild climates:

    plant four citrus trees in a square formation and prune & train their branches to form a canopy, then arrange the orchids underneath and hanging from the branches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm View Post
    Heated water under a canopy string out among the tops of the domes, and plastic curtains hanging down to help enclose the heat....


    Oh, here is another fantasy greenhouse, completely different stylem, for mild climates:

    plant four citrus trees in a square formation and prune & train their branches to form a canopy, then arrange the orchids underneath and hanging from the branches...
    Sounds lovely--mine would be like that!

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