The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile


It is freezing cold! - Hibernation

This post 't is freezing cold - Hibernation' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden

"Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals, characterized by lower body temperature, slower breathing, and lower metabolic rate. Hibernating animals conserve energy, especially during winter when food is short, tapping energy reserves, body fat, at a slow rate. It is the animal's slowed metabolic rate which leads to a reduction in body temperature and not the other way around." Wikipedia

The cold house...

What a glorious winter day, sparkling snow crystals and clear blue sky, it is heavenly beautiful but…freezing cold out there. I went out for a stroll in the garden and paid a visit to for the season a bit neglected greenhouse and it was very cold in there as well – 6 degrees C. (21 F) ‘indoors’. I wonder if any plants will survive this winter.

I think I'm going to make a nice cup of chocolate and take a look in one of my gorgeous seed brochures.

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Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hibernation - this is exactly what I and my garden need! We can't be prepared for spring without a cold white period. But our color is green here. No snow. Give us some, Tyra!

Carol said...

I too hibernate when it is this cold outside! Photography, blogging and painting keep me active. Seed catalogues too fill the days and nights but mostly I dream of spring! Hope your plants will be OK Tyra! Happy Hibernation! Kram Carol

Kilauea Poetry said...

Fabulous in green!! What a neat green house!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I thought I was commenting under a another post..anyway, the hibernating was a fun twist on that first shot- These are all lovely scenes. My best, Regina-

Anna said...

I will keep my fingers crossed that your plants come through the winter Tyra. Our weather is coming from your part of the world at the moment and my it is most certainly cold!

Willow said...

It looks so very cold! This is a good time to look through seed catalogs. Here in Southern California, the temperature is in the 60sF and I found oregano and onion starts to plant in my back garden. How very different!

Julie said...

Tyra, I am over here from Monochrome Weekend. Your banner is totally gorgeous. Oh what I would give for a green house like that.

You have captured the winter light delightfully, but may I say that I prefer this post in colour?

Quite quite beautiful.

I have just spent a bit over an hour in my courtyard chatting to my plants and looking to see what I can do for them. We are expecting a hot week in Sydney with temperatures up to the mid 30s C. That is where all your warmth has gone. Never mind, we will give it back to you in due course.

Glorious post ... I love the idea of regeneration by going out and buying packets of seed.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Well I do have the body fat to hibernate this winter, but I´m not sure my dogs would let me :-) :-)

Your greenhouse is really beautiful!
Have a great day now!

Anna/Flowergardengirl™ said...

Hi Tyra, You inspire me and thanks for offering such beautiful pictures and sharing your potager. I am excited you started this site. Hope your plants will come alive in the Spring.

*Ulrike* said...

Brrrr! I think that I would hibernate too! We have had nights that cold, but not days. Although right now the country is being socked in with snow, and we are getting ice. Bummer. Stay warm!

Catalina said...

Beautiful green house!
It looks great even with snow!
It is snowing here in Minnesota again, but I have been enjoying the beautiful pictures of your garden in the summer. :)