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This blog is run by Solar Innovations, Inc.'s Greenhouse Experts. We love plants as much as you do. Please follow and allow us to help you in any way possible.

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Jul 31 '14
A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

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Jul 31 '14
A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

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Jul 30 '14
This institutional greenhouse is used by the TCI school for educational purposed and provides their students with unique opportunities. 

This institutional greenhouse is used by the TCI school for educational purposed and provides their students with unique opportunities. 

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Jul 18 '14
Classically designed English conservatories are the epitome of style and tradition. Conservatories are common in England, but are typically made of wood due to England’s mild climate. Wooden English conservatories require finish maintenance and can suffer termite damage depending on the location.

Classically designed English conservatories are the epitome of style and tradition. Conservatories are common in England, but are typically made of wood due to England’s mild climate. Wooden English conservatories require finish maintenance and can suffer termite damage depending on the location.

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Jul 17 '14
English conservatories feature strong architectural styling and light interior design. The conservatories showcase layered, muted fabrics in a variety of pastel colors. Floral patterns and small print fabric are commonly combined with wicker or rattan furniture to add airiness to the conservatory. Pinoleum blinds, which consist of small strips of wood, are often used on the roof and walls to help reduce glares and heat gain.

English conservatories feature strong architectural styling and light interior design. The conservatories showcase layered, muted fabrics in a variety of pastel colors. Floral patterns and small print fabric are commonly combined with wicker or rattan furniture to add airiness to the conservatory. Pinoleum blinds, which consist of small strips of wood, are often used on the roof and walls to help reduce glares and heat gain.

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Jul 16 '14
The Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouses are in full bloom this summer, and the cauliflower is doing especially well.
The cauliflower is growing in our Solar Innovations Inc. cold frames located on the exterior of our orchid greenhouse. It was started as a seedling about three months ago and has been growing rapidly since then. We fertilize it about every two weeks with wastewater from our koi pond. Cabbage loopers — butterfly larvae — have taken a liking to eating the leaves, but this can be avoided by planting your cauliflower early and making sure it is well fertilized.
Cold frames are usually aluminum-framed glass boxes, each with a lid that lifts up, that are placed directly above a section of soil where plants will be grown. The lid is closed to retain heat during the night or on cold days, and it remains open on warm days to expose the plants to fresh air and lower temperatures. Cold frames are often used to extend the growing season into early spring and late fall. Seedlings, for example, can be planted in a cold frame to get an early start on the growing season in spring.
Solar Innovations, Inc.’s cold frames are custom designed and constructed out of durable aluminum that will withstand weather conditions and will not require frequent maintenance. Cold Frames contain insulated, clear tempered glazing that is impact resistant and allows ample sunlight to reach the plants. The lids can be manual or automated, which allows the lid to open and close depending on the temperature.

The Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouses are in full bloom this summer, and the cauliflower is doing especially well.

The cauliflower is growing in our Solar Innovations Inc. cold frames located on the exterior of our orchid greenhouse. It was started as a seedling about three months ago and has been growing rapidly since then. We fertilize it about every two weeks with wastewater from our koi pond. Cabbage loopers — butterfly larvae — have taken a liking to eating the leaves, but this can be avoided by planting your cauliflower early and making sure it is well fertilized.

Cold frames are usually aluminum-framed glass boxes, each with a lid that lifts up, that are placed directly above a section of soil where plants will be grown. The lid is closed to retain heat during the night or on cold days, and it remains open on warm days to expose the plants to fresh air and lower temperatures. Cold frames are often used to extend the growing season into early spring and late fall. Seedlings, for example, can be planted in a cold frame to get an early start on the growing season in spring.

Solar Innovations, Inc.’s cold frames are custom designed and constructed out of durable aluminum that will withstand weather conditions and will not require frequent maintenance. Cold Frames contain insulated, clear tempered glazing that is impact resistant and allows ample sunlight to reach the plants. The lids can be manual or automated, which allows the lid to open and close depending on the temperature.

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Jul 9 '14

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Jul 7 '14

The straight eave, lean-to greenhouse above is attached to a residential home. The home owners use the greenhouse to extend their growing season, start seeds and bulbs, and enjoy their hobby over the winter.

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Jul 2 '14
The cauliflower pictured above was grown in Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouse. Today it was harvest and distributed to team members.

The cauliflower pictured above was grown in Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouse. Today it was harvest and distributed to team members.

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Jul 1 '14

This residential greenhouse manufactured by Solar Innovations, Inc. is attached to the end users’ home for ease of access. It sits on a stone base wall and features a cold frame to extend the growing season.

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