My greenhouse is not just a growing space, it's a living and working space, too. I have it divided into different areas, each with it's own function.
Just inside the door is my seating area where I can relax during a cold spell or a rainstorm. And past the seating area is bamboo work table with cafe chairs where I sit and work with the plants.
Snug up against the windows is a long, tall tray table where I put all the seedlings once they're transplanted, and right above that are hanging shelves made from slat boards where I keep tender perennials.
Across from the windows there's a pegboard wall that's painted black to retain heat, and a barrel stove to provide the heat.
On the far wall opposite the seating area is an old dresser painted peacock blue that I use for storage, a shelf for my collection of clay pots, and some old washer tubs re-imagined as planters.
The peacock pen borders this wall, and I usually find them gazing longingly through the windows at the greenery inside. And every once in a while they manage to actually sneak inside. I don't blame them--it's an oasis in the middle of winter, and a great place to work and relax!
And who wouldn't want to relax right there? Hard to resist...
My greenhouse gets a lot of use, mainly due to our crazy Ozark weather. It serves as a shelter for cuttings and seedlings, as a space to over-winter tender plants, and even has a small seating area for use as a sun room. We built our greenhouse from recycled resort windows and reclaimed deck lumber, and it has a creek gravel and salvaged brick floor. We added a barrel stove for heat during extremely cold weather, and a rain barrel catches runoff which I use to water the plants. Outside, cold-frames topped with old windows hug the length of the exterior, and serve as a planting bed in the cold weather months. The wall behind the cold-frames serves as a trellis for vining crops, and in late summer the greenhouse is almost completely camouflaged by the vigorous plants. It's a favorite spot for me, and quite the sight to see!