06/15/15 - As a child, I often played the board game Clue with my friends. If you are familiar with that game, you might recall that one of the rooms in the house was the Conservatory. I don’t know about you but when I was growing up we never had a conservatory as one of the rooms in our house. So, what is a Conservatory anyway???
conservatory – n. 1. a private greenhouse usually attached to a dwelling, for growing and
Wikipedia explains: “Conservatories originated in the 16th century when wealthy landowners sought to cultivate citrus fruits … brought by traders from warmer regions of the Mediterranean. A conservatory by definition must have more than 50% of its wall surfaces glazed.” Our south facing wall will be mainly glass and there will be three windows on the north wall and two sun tunnels in the ceiling but there won’t be any glass on the other two walls. Therefore, technically, our greenhouse does not meet the 50% rule and does not qualify as a conservatory. We are calling our greenhouse the Garden Room. It’s not a big room; however, we are certainly looking forward to trying our hand at indoor gardening even if it’s not technically a conservatory.