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It Huffed & It Puffed & It Blew the House Down

December 30, 2008

This is just a quick memorial post to my tenacious greenhouse that finally gave up the ghost in yesterday’s 50+mph winds. Despite making it through many prior wind, rain, hail, sleet and snow storms, yesterday it gave up and blew over. The plastic connectors had been weakened in the freezes and the upper aluminum supports were slightly bent from snow weight. The wind was the final blow (pun intended) that sent it flying — weights, pots and all — into the garden beds.

Bob and I dismantled and salvaged what we could. The potted plants are back on the patio, and the remains of the greenhouse are stored in the garage. I suppose this is just one more incentive to build a real structure.

We’re feeling a little like the little pig who built his house out of straw. Now it’s time for some brick and mortar!


  1. Deborah Weaver says:

    My 10 x20 greenhouse collapsed from the weight of the snow while we were vacationing on Kauai. In years past I would sweep the accumulation off the roof from the inside using an industrial push broom. Salvage project for the next thaw.

  2. rhaglund says:

    I’ve heard from a few out there who lost greenhouses in our storms this year. One client was fortunate enough to have insurance that will pay to replace hers. Deborah, was yours covered? I sure hope so. What a disappointment! I know losing my cheap starter house was sad. I can’t imagine the sense of loss for a true house. My best wishes are with you!

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