Our greenhouse gets most of its use in the early spring when it holds our tomato and pepper transplants, protecting them from frost. However, it does not go unused in the wintertime either.
First of all, it is fifty degrees outside, but it is a whopping 85 degrees in the greenhouse! I thought I was going to have to change into shorts while I was in there.
I have a lot of little aloe plants.
And a couple of huge ones. I'm afraid this one is going to fall over before I can get a bigger pot for it.
I also have a couple of flowering plants that Tom started when he went through the Master Gardener's class. One of the Master Gardener sessions was on taking cuttings to create new plants. I'm afraid the name for these plants has been lost and I have no idea what they are. All I can say is that they thrive on abuse, require little water and bloom profusely. I never fertilize them.
I have a few cactus plants, as well. A small one is visible in the lower left of the picture above. My favorite one is the one below.
I also have a pot of lemon grass. This spring I will plant it outside, but it is not frost tolerant and has to be brought inside to spend the winter.
There are also a few little fig trees that we got from a friend at the farmers' market. She took cuttings off her trees for me. I will let them grow another year in pots before planting them outside.
Here are some strawberries that I had in pots last summer. I was afraid the pots were too small for them to survive the winter, though, so I dug them up and put them in temporary pots in the greenhouse. I'll plant them outside this spring.
The remaining sweet potatoes that we grew this year are also in the greenhouse. It is a great place to store them over the winter.
All is not rosy in there, however. Here are a couple of "dead as a door nail" plants that got shoved to the back of a shelf and didn't get watered and/or froze during the recent cold spell where we had low temperatures near zero.