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‘The Greenhouse That Grows With You’

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ave you ever gone out to your garden and experienced the explosion of flavor as you bite into a freshly picked heirloom tomato or puckered to the refreshing zest of a home grown Meyer lemon? Now imagine picking that gorgeous fruit in the middle of winter! It’s possible with a greenhouse. Greenhouse gardening is growing in popularity across the United States. Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or a motivated hobbyist, the selection of a perfect greenhouse for your needs can be a challenge. Some greenhouses are poorly made and are not built to withstand windy conditions, some are extremely expensive permanent structures with limited versatility, and almost all kits you come across use cheap materials and inadequate instructions, making them complicated to install. A great alternative is to find a full service company that will deliver and install a beautiful, sturdy greenhouse with innovative features all at a reasonable price. The structure should be designed modularly so it can be expanded or even moved to suit future needs. It should satisfy strict HOA aesthetic demands and be sturdy enough to perform in any moderate to severe weather including very high winds, torrential Oregon downpours or feet of accumulated snow. The perfect greenhouse should come with accessories that will accommodate any gardening situation, from year

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round growing and over wintering, to cultivating starts for an early jump on the season. When choosing your greenhouse, look for a US made company that provides choice in design, finish, frame material and glaze options like glass or polycarbonate. In addition, a greenhouse should include accessories such as adequate staging (benches/shelves), water and electricity access and automated ventilation. Most importantly, your greenhouse should be a place that is spacious and inviting, beckoning you to continue enjoying its warmth and ambiance year after year. For mor e information, you can contact Zebulin at NW Green Panels at 503-890-1504, or visit www.nwgreenpanels.com. Zebulin@nwgreenpanels.com.

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