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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 7/20/2012, 9:15 pm

Oh, Goosegirl, you reminded me of living in Austin, TX. Every workday, I'd drive hoome up Shoel Creek Drive, and noticed, first, a regular greenhouse. The next year, the top of the greenhouse had been removed and extended upwards. The following year...up again. Asking around, I learned there was a fellow who was determined to raise avocados in his greenhouse. Unfortunately, I moved to Oregon before learning if he'd actually refitted his greenhouse to accommodate a full-grown, producing avocado tree. But, I fully understand his fixation: we're in process of trying to raise 2 fig trees, one of which has one (that's 1) fig as big as my thumb. Maybe this is the year! Nonna

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/20/2012, 9:28 pm

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:Oh, Goosegirl, you reminded me of living in Austin, TX. Every workday, I'd drive hoome up Shoel Creek Drive, and noticed, first, a regular greenhouse. The next year, the top of the greenhouse had been removed and extended upwards. The following year...up again. Asking around, I learned there was a fellow who was determined to raise avocados in his greenhouse. Unfortunately, I moved to Oregon before learning if he'd actually refitted his greenhouse to accommodate a full-grown, producing avocado tree. But, I fully understand his fixation: we're in process of trying to raise 2 fig trees, one of which has one (that's 1) fig as big as my thumb. Maybe this is the year! Nonna

rofl rofl A friend of mine here in SD has a fig tree in her living room that is about 12" tall (yes, inches, not feet) that she really does get some figs from!

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Post  GWN on 7/21/2012, 10:53 am

nonna
I had a friend down in Bandon who built basically an underground house, with an entry way with spiral staircase leading up to the ground level.
She had had an avocado growing there for years.
I think it is SOOO funny your story about the guy building stories onto his greenhouse.

Last year I grew 2 rosemary plants in pots and brought them into the cool greenhouse for the winter.
Then a friend of mine told me that his rosemary plants survived the winter
So then I planted mine in the garden. (likely bad move but they just look so much more healthy in the ground than in a pot)

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 7/21/2012, 12:20 pm

Rosemary can be surprisingly hardy. In addition to the Arp we've had for years, there is a less-hardy trailing rosemary (name lost) planted at the top edge of an east-facing retaining wall. Evidently the early morning warmth has helped it to "live long and prosper."

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Post  GWN on 7/21/2012, 12:35 pm

We had rosemary in Eugene that did not make it through the winter we lived there, yet it had survived many before then ??
I AM going to cover them with straw this fall though, give them a fighting chance

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