Garden Design

Barb Stigen is sharing photos today of an incredible greenhouse she created with her husband in Alaska. It all started with 36 antique stained-glass windows Barb purchased at an auction, and then her talented husband built a greenhouse out of them. The final result is marvelous!

greenhouse made of stained glassAnnuals in pots and hanging baskets accent the beautiful glass on the front of the greenhouse.

greenhouse next to two raised bedsThe greenhouse sits to the side of impeccably maintained raised beds full of vegetables.

raised vegetable beds next to greenhouseThe long side of the greenhouse is stained glass as well! This is truly a work of art, but it’s also functional. The roof looks to be made from polycarbonate, which doesn’t shatter like glass and lets lots of light in for the plants inside to thrive.

raised garden beds full of vegetablesAnd can we talk about this beautiful vegetable garden? Everything looks so healthy and perfect, from the carrots and beets in the back to the peas climbing up in front of the greenhouse, to the young squash plants in the foreground.

birch tree with lots of flowers around itThe other side of the greenhouse is just as beautiful, with flowering annuals at the base of a birch (Betula sp.) tree. Notice the chimney at the back of the greenhouse, a sign that heat is provided inside during the cold time of the year. In warmer climates, venting for warm, sunny days would be at least as important, if not more so.

greenhouse lit up at nightIf possible, the greenhouse is even more beautiful lit up at night!

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