About the Greenhouse
The greenhouse hosts a variety of perennials with an emphasis on Mediterranean plants. The warm, dry subtropical climate is perfect for citrus, figs, grapes, pomegranates and olives. Even on the coldest winter days it feels like a Mediterranean oasis. Our large assortment of herbs includes many varieties of lavender, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, mint, basil and chives. The environment also hosts exotic flowers like kangaroo paw, agapanthus, Bird of Paradise, protea and jasmine, and edible flowers such as scented geraniums, nasturtiums and pansies. Our most unusual plant for Northwest Colorado is a banana tree that produces the sweetest bananas we’ve ever tasted.
Designed in permaculture fashion, the 2,880 square-foot greenhouse packs in plants using layers and height to create an efficient use of space. A canopy of tall trees shades and protects the understory that includes smaller trees, shrubs and ground cover. It’s hard to believe the 15×10 foot corner can accommodate more than 1,000 strawberry plants growing in vertical resin tubes. Vines climb vertically along the sculptural steel pergolas and trellises, while Woolly Pocket wall planters along the front window vents increase our gardening space. The flowers planted in these pockets also attract pollinators.