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Author Topic: Steampunk Conservatory or Green House - Your Personal Dream Jungle  (Read 3832 times)
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« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2015, 06:29:10 pm »

You can start your urban green houses today even on a small scale like this.

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« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2015, 10:44:21 pm »


 Vertical walls. There are some amazing vertical walls, from the small corner to the  full several stories of  sheer vertical jungle.




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« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2015, 11:22:01 pm »



I think I will have an elaborate moss garden among the waterways of my stained-glass enclosed giant forest.  It does not serve for food, but it is very nice underfoot and there are many useful varieties to take the place of packing and upholstering/cushioning materials in a green society.
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« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2015, 12:38:48 am »

Those are some beautiful buildings with their gardens. I've an idea for a food supply in a castle. Butt banks of earth against the castle wall like a terrace, grow veggies just inside, and the earthen bank gives the wall some extra defensive strength.
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« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2015, 01:10:05 am »

This thread is very comforting.

One of my favourite places as a child was the glasshouse in my local park. Unfortunately it was demolished about 15 years ago because the structure was too unstable and money could not be found for repair. The paved paths, footings for raised beds, empty fish pool and 2 large palm trees remain. Sometimes I like to wander in this ghost of the glasshouse and remember the rich sharp smell of the leaves and the gentle sound of trickling water.

I would like to have a greenhouse of my own one day - although I don't have a green thumb. I like herb gardens the best because they seem to do well despite my ineptitude! Perhaps I need to volunteer on an urban farm and learn the error of my ways - I certainly enjoy eating our local urban honey!
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« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2015, 03:43:00 am »

That moss would make a splendid bed to sleep upon



I think I will have an elaborate moss garden among the waterways of my stained-glass enclosed giant forest.  It does not serve for food, but it is very nice underfoot and there are many useful varieties to take the place of packing and upholstering/cushioning materials in a green society.


That must be lovely refreshing constitutional to walk through. maybe one day they may  have an idea to replace  it. In the mean time does it have guerrilla gardening potential


This thread is very comforting.

One of my favourite places as a child was the glasshouse in my local park. Unfortunately it was demolished about 15 years ago because the structure was too unstable and money could not be found for repair. The paved paths, footings for raised beds, empty fish pool and 2 large palm trees remain. Sometimes I like to wander in this ghost of the glasshouse and remember the rich sharp smell of the leaves and the gentle sound of trickling water.

I would like to have a greenhouse of my own one day - although I don't have a green thumb. I like herb gardens the best because they seem to do well despite my ineptitude! Perhaps I need to volunteer on an urban farm and learn the error of my ways - I certainly enjoy eating our local urban honey!











   


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« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2015, 09:18:24 pm »

Sitting in a glasshouse is like sitting in a piece of heaven.
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« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2015, 11:13:56 pm »

Sitting in a glasshouse is like sitting in a piece of heaven.


Unless you happen to be a military person residing in a glasshouse.
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« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2015, 11:53:31 pm »

You're right about that.  Glassed-in buildings can be dire.  Waterloo Station on a very dark day, when the old soot and the wire in the glass seem to be grim and way too industrial.  My old school where there was annex with long skylights reinforced with chicken wire and long coat-racks of wrought iron, and tiled floors with drains.  Icy and institutional.

Our futuristic-Steampunk enormous crystal-domed green habitats would have to have large open places up in the sides to allow for natural airflow and the passage of various craft, and  clear panes to allow for celestial observation  and rays of sun and moonlight.  The vitreous substance would have to be some (StarTrek like) transparent titanium alloy that did not shatter or require reinforcement.  It would be large and fragile-seeming enough that there would never be a hothouse feeling or enclosure; just a pleasant bubble of eco balance and safety.

My sister and I played in a greenhouse too.  The smell was unforgettable.  Not entirely pleasant, but memorable.
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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2015, 07:51:19 pm »

MS Periscope: regarding your moss garden; I realize that thyme is not a moss, but there is at least one species that is a very low growing ground cover, and has tiny leaves. It gives off a wonderful aroma when stepped on. I think that the name is, appropriately enough, creeping thyme. There may be other plants of a similar character that might be worth considering. Several herbs emit a pleasing fragrance when brushed against, but would likely too tall for your purposes.The growing of moss is, in most cases rather simple, and the instructions are easy to obtain, thanks to the ever present internet. Good luck on your venture.   
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« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2015, 02:25:21 am »



Look at this!  Our world of sunlight energy and flourishing self-sustaining greenhouse habitats in the future has taken a great step forward.  This way, the Crystal Palace could have had its own temperature regulation systems, timed watering devices, and all the energy needed to support people without fossil fuel living inside it.

Thank you, Creagmor, for the thought of the miniature thyme.  It sounds like the perfect self-renewing flooring to have underfoot, giving off its own herbal scent as you walk.  I believe bare feet would make it even better, it enough could be planted.
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« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2015, 03:20:33 am »



Look at this!  Our world of sunlight energy and flourishing self-sustaining greenhouse habitats in the future has taken a great step forward.  This way, the Crystal Palace could have had its own temperature regulation systems, timed watering devices, and all the energy needed to support people without fossil fuel living inside it.

Thank you, Creagmor, for the thought of the miniature thyme.  It sounds like the perfect self-renewing flooring to have underfoot, giving off its own herbal scent as you walk.  I believe bare feet would make it even better, it enough could be planted.


Would that not be a wonderful way to live. Surrounded by sunlight and living scenery.


 As you posted I was replenishing my pinterest account with more jungle gardens and indoor  greenery.

 This eccentric , esoteric   and ephemeral idea came up





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« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2015, 03:54:54 am »



More shop front conservatories [Asia has some delightful planted shop front gardens]











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« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2015, 10:03:02 pm »




I prefer this one...a touch of faded grandeur and maybe a small portable chimera stashed away for those long cool summer evenings?
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« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2015, 03:20:41 am »




I prefer this one...a touch of faded grandeur and maybe a small portable chimera stashed away for those long cool summer evenings?

 a certain exotic  mystique and decayed opulence

 a suitable spot to sip absinthe or  Singapore sling
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« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2015, 12:31:34 am »

I recently had the privilege to stay in a Moroccan Riad (house with courtyard) on holiday in Essaoiura. Within the old town walls, originally belonging to a merchant, very considerately restored. It was a piece of heaven. Especially the courtyard itself, with 3 palm trees, plunge pool and tortoises!! Now my steampunk garden ideal includes Moroccan tiles - the colours, richness and vibrancy!

All the talk of moss in this thread is making me want to create a moss terrarium - surely even my black thumb can't kill moss? Also get some thyme, it is so fragrant!!
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« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2015, 07:29:30 am »

I am working on designing a home to build some day, sooner rather than later I hope.  While funding it is actually not the problem for me, finding the right place to build it is.  Until such a time as I can find the right location, and the right contractor, it remains a design in progress.

Included in the design is a conservatory.  I have wanted one as part of my home since I was a child.  The idea of a fancy garden/greenhouse as a sitting room, an actual part of the home, has always fascinated me.  And so designs for one ARE included in my plans.  Given that my home plans are NOT for a mansion, lol, but for a more moderate but comfortable domicile, the conservatory will not be large.  But it will allow me to grow several fruit trees, herbs, vegetables, and some of my favorite flowers.  A small water fountain, decorative table and chairs, a stone walk-way throughout, and perhaps a small fish pond or something like that.
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« Reply #67 on: March 29, 2015, 09:14:28 am »

 Those  ideas are inspirational

 Moroccan tiles......
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« Reply #68 on: March 30, 2015, 12:09:43 am »

I recently had the privilege to stay in a Moroccan Riad (house with courtyard) on holiday in Essaoiura. Within the old town walls, originally belonging to a merchant, very considerately restored. It was a piece of heaven. Especially the courtyard itself, with 3 palm trees, plunge pool and tortoises!! Now my steampunk garden ideal includes Moroccan tiles - the colours, richness and vibrancy!

All the talk of moss in this thread is making me want to create a moss terrarium - surely even my black thumb can't kill moss? Also get some thyme, it is so fragrant!!

Did you take any pictures?
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« Reply #69 on: March 30, 2015, 03:35:17 am »

This could become a garden space, Perhaps...
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/02/hidden-treasures-spectacular-abandoned-stock-exchange-building-antwerp/
Right in the middle there. And some narrow beds on the balconies...
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« Reply #70 on: March 30, 2015, 03:56:26 am »

This could become a garden space, Perhaps...
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/02/hidden-treasures-spectacular-abandoned-stock-exchange-building-antwerp/
Right in the middle there. And some narrow beds on the balconies...


 Imagine trailing plants off the balcony and spans.
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« Reply #71 on: March 30, 2015, 05:37:42 am »


That would be a wonderful green world with solar glass installed.  Sign me up!
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« Reply #72 on: March 30, 2015, 11:49:24 am »


That would be a wonderful green world with solar glass installed.  Sign me up!

 You have me intrigued.

 How does this solar glass  thingamy jiggy work?
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« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2015, 06:23:01 pm »

In Wisconsin we have The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
http://county.milwaukee.gov/MitchellParkConserva10116.htm


The Milwaukee Steampunk Society has been "invading" the Domes at the "Gardens and Gears" event in February for the last couple of years. It gives people the opportunity to wear their pith helmets in winter. Wink
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