My Window To Spring

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Well it's time for me to assemble my little greenhouse, like the ones pictured above, so I can maximize my Spring pleasure. My little green house is my window to watch Spring  go by.

It's pretty rare that someone from the "North Coast" doesn't get Spring fever around this time of year and I certainly am beginning to experience it myself. 

I try to get the most out of my Spring by setting up a portable greenhouse on my deck with a little space heater in it so I can spend some of my spare time in it blogging with you. This year I will have a little bit of a challenge. The frame has out lived the vinyl and it seems I can purchase the whole thing cheaper than just the vinyl. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it but one way or another I'm going to watch Spring arrive and make it last as long as possible.

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds like a great plan.  Be sure to share a photo of your Spring digs!

Mar 05, 2022 08:48 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Will do Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . I am really looking forward to getting out there but it may be a couple or even 3 weeks yet.

Mar 06, 2022 01:29 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s definitely worthy of doing  in the right way. Love and light, stay healthy stay safe

Mar 05, 2022 10:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Another alternative I have is my (now adult) daughters playhouse Laura Cerrano but then I would not get as much natural light.

Mar 06, 2022 01:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think spring is a welcome season, especially these past couple years.  I notice my trees are beginning to show signs of sprouting.  It won't be long now.

Mar 05, 2022 11:12 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I really watch those buds Myrl Jeffcoat but I don't expect to see any change for another month yet.

Mar 06, 2022 01:32 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Each year we look forward tp spring and it seems to take longer to get here each year,  Can't understand how the months get so long

Mar 06, 2022 04:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

And yet, at the same time, time flies by Ed Silva . This winter has not been as long and unbearable as some I remember.

Mar 06, 2022 01:41 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Can't wait for a string of warmer days to set up my west balcony. It is my greenhouse of sorts and my grandson loves to play out there. May your greenhouse be ready for occupancy soon.

Mar 06, 2022 04:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Sounds like we share the same anticipation Wayne Martin . Just three or four in a row whould raise my spirits greatly.

Mar 06, 2022 01:42 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - good luck with your greenhouse.  It definitely seems like your plans for the upcoming season are growing.  

Mar 06, 2022 04:47 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Yes they are (nice play on words) Michael Jacobs . I discovered I could get out there right now if I use Tina's play house but I am still going to resurrect that greenhouse as soon as the weather allows.

Mar 06, 2022 01:46 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

So looking forward to spring. Thanks for sharing Bob!!! Love your quote

"One way or another I'm going to watch Spring arrive and make it last as long as possible"

Mar 06, 2022 04:57 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

That came from the heart Sham Reddy CRS . We never know when a season may be our last and I want to get all I can from this Spring and Summer.

Mar 06, 2022 01:48 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Getting spring fever sounds a lot better than getting valley fever, haha.  I think you will build a wonderful greenhouse.

Mar 06, 2022 05:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Sounds better to me as well Brian England even though I don't know what valley fever is.... do you want to fill me in?

Mar 06, 2022 01:49 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Extending spring is always a worthy endeavor.  Sorry to hear that the vinyl has given out.  It will be fun to see what you grow.

Mar 06, 2022 05:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I have been forced to grow veggies by my little bride for 25 years now so this year I'm risking the wrath of my bride and growing the flowers I've always loved growing.

Mar 06, 2022 01:51 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Rest up today, as the new week starts all over tomorrow.  Thanks for the post.  Bill

Mar 06, 2022 05:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It's going to be an interesting week Bill Salvatore - East Valley as I am resting but for a medical procedure and not for work.

Mar 06, 2022 01:53 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Spring is definitely on the way! Enjoy your Sunday!

Mar 06, 2022 05:59 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Kat Palmiotti but there has been little to no sighn of it here except a few more minutes of daylight.

Mar 06, 2022 01:55 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... that's certainly one very creative way to greet the upcoming spring season. Will look forward to your photos.

Mar 06, 2022 06:22 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thanks Nina Hollander, Broker . In the past photography didn't work well when shot from inside the greenhouse because the skin was not totally transparent but here is my chance to improve that.

Mar 06, 2022 01:58 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, this sounds like a great system.   I have kept flowers from years past, and wheel them in and out of the garage.

Mar 06, 2022 06:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

The plants I've saved from freezing are in my office Joan Cox . Due to limited space I may run into a problem this fall if I have the flower garden I hope to have.

Mar 06, 2022 02:01 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have mini greenhouses for the seeds I am planning to plant.  I started with tomatoes, cherry and dwarf, and will move on to petunias next.  A

Mar 06, 2022 10:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob and thank you for the information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

Mar 06, 2022 10:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Not to sure how informative it really was Will Hamm but I appreciate your enjoying it.

Mar 06, 2022 02:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- I can't wait to see your photo of your green house when you get it set up. When we lived in Northern VA, I came close to getting one for my orchids. At the time it was easier for me to bring them all in for the colder months. 

Mar 06, 2022 05:34 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I will take pictures Kathy Streib but it's going to look like the ones in the banner above.... with a few custom modifications 😃.

Mar 07, 2022 05:20 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

How ironic that it is less expensive to buy a new contraption than fix the old one.... that is the American way, knowing you Bob you explored alternative options to get it done.... needless to say hurry up before Spring is gone:)Endre

Mar 06, 2022 08:55 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It is crazy Endre Barath, Jr. It's like they are saying that the steel frame has no value and the cost of shipping is the same even with 30 pounds of steel added?????

Mar 07, 2022 05:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us are anxious for some nice spring weather.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week as we continue to spread love and kindness.

Mar 07, 2022 05:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Roy Kelley . It will be an interesting week due to a medical procedure.

Mar 07, 2022 08:50 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It is always interesting to hear about differences in areas. Spring has sprung in NC. We may have another cold front come through but it is absolutely gorgeous here. I spent much of the weekend showing homes. It was so pleasant being outside without a jacket or with just a light jacket on. Yesterday my husband & I had lunch outdoors and last night we went for a walk. We actually broke a sweat. We had our windows open some this weekend. I'm enjoying it before we have the big pollen drop and everything turns yellow.

Mar 07, 2022 07:36 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

We are still in the teens and even sub-zero some nights Carla Freund . I am sooo ready for winter to move on.

Mar 07, 2022 08:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Bob I totally get wanting a little bit of spring ASAP as I grew up in MN.  A green house is a great idea on your patio.....I can see many uses for it as well.  Good luck on putting together your new plan. share a photo!!

Mar 07, 2022 09:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Yup, there is little difference between a ND spring and a MN spring Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker . Even when I am blogging from the greenhouse I do use it to start plants but I have had limited success due to some really hard frosts. I will take some pictures when I get it assembled.

Mar 07, 2022 01:01 PM