Why a Glass Greenhouse?

The traditional greenhouse has always been glass. It has always been preferred because of its beauty and permanence. Most of the conservatories and arboretums all over the world have used glass for hundreds of years. There is evidence that the Pompieans used mica windows to grow oranges before their run in with Mt. Vesuvius. Probably the world’s best known orangery as they were called, was the one built by Louis XlV at Versailles in the last half of the 17th century. It was not until the early 1800’s in England when glass became more readily available, that greenhouse building really began in earnest.

Greenhouses have come a long ways from their first humble beginnings. Today the modern greenhouses are constructed of steel, aluminium and tempered safety glass. The ventilation, shading, cooling and heating systems are now all controlled by computers and logic boards. However the basic reason for using glass has not changed.

Ideal growing conditions are found under glass. The greenhouse isolates the plants from adverse conditions outside while providing optimum growing conditions inside. It has superior light transmission and super ventilation in the warm weather. It also exhibites the famous “greenhouse effect,” in that it captures the maximum of the sun’s rays and keeps the heat trapped inside the house. This is most evident in the middle of January. It can be below freezing outside, but the inside of the house will be a balmy 85 degrees. All thanks to the sun and the “greenhouse effect.”

Always ask for glass grown plants… Accept no substitutes…

Thank you visiting us…
Walt Gabrielsen, Jr…
Owner/Grower.