>Many of you know that we are preparing to build an energy efficient four bay greenhouse in our back lot. Many of our greenhouses are old and inefficient. We will keep the retail greenhouses that have been around since 1892 but we will be upgrading our production facility, thanks in part to a state and federal grant. This will make us more competitive in the market place. Plus, we will reduce our carbon footprint by reducing our fuel consumption.
The shear task of moving greenhouses, while keeping plants alive is logistically a challenge.
We call this temporary structure “The Dog House.”
Here our large Dragon Fruit Tree “Hylocereus species” is sitting outside of the “Holding House” waiting for a new growing place.
Inside the “Holding House” are many of our succulents. Here a Euphorbia is in a lunch crate waiting to get moved.
Our crop of Pelargonium “Mrs. Cox” is another group that will be moved in the upcoming week.
Amy, our retail supervisor, is talking to Sham our business manager, sorting out details. A sweet smelling plumeria is blooming in the forefront of the picture.