The greenhouse wasn't much to look at from the outside.
But the inside was amazing!!! These old steel-and-glass greenhouses are so beautiful!
This greenhouse is 110 feet long, divided across the center by a glass wall so growers can keep different conditions in each half if needed.
I'm an Architecture Junkie, I admit it. I always seem to be staring and marveling at the way structures are put together.
Isn't it imaginative how bamboo was used here to create a shadier area.
One side of the greenhouse held hundreds of banana plants being stored for the winter.
The empty benches you see will soon be filled with pots of roses, as the baby cuttings grow enough to be planted into larger pots.
I saw this sweet vignette on the end of one of the row of benches. How lovely to give thought to an arrangement like this, in such a utilitarian space.
This milk jug, with its little poem, was sitting on one of the work benches. It is such a cute and imaginative way to remind volunteers to check on the plants while they are in the greenhouse!
Long before I was ready, it was time for us to load up and head for home. If we waited any longer, we would be caught by the dreaded DC traffic. As I left, I had to get one more photo of the beautiful turquoise door.
I hope you enjoyed coming along with me. As cold as it's been here in December, hanging out with garden friends in the warmth and sunshine of a greenhouse (especially a greenhouse with as much personality as this one has) is fuel for one's soul ... how appropriate for a monastery, don't you think.