A Fantastical Flea Market Green house
Kathy Gilbert lives in Louisiana, owns a business called Nature’s Hideaway Nursery and Gardens. She loves junking and gardening and her business is where she expresses this passion! She says, “My greenhouse it is my favorite project so far… it has been a real blessing for me.”
Now we get to see how it came to be!
How the Greenhouse was built
Kathy says, “Being a junker and lover of old vintage treasures, I could not imagine a regular greenhouse. it had to fit with the atmosphere of my business, which Is a garden center designed around crusty rusty vintage finds.
“I had a employee who was wonderful about taking my ideas and making them work and though it’s not perfect by any means, I just love the way it turned out! Every time he needed a window or a piece of decorative iron work or stained glass, I would pull it out of my collections and he would make it fit.”
Kathy tells us, “The greenhouse was built in 2009 and since then it is used every fall for our Fall festival, Autumn Joys in the Garden. We fill it with scarecrows and pumpkins and mums, and in late winter we use it to start all our little plants for spring. In the spring it is filled with all those wonderful plants for our spring show Spring Time in the Garden.”
Natures Hideaway Nursery & Gardens is a wonderful place to shop for plants, ironwork and clay pots. They also have a shop full of antique, vintage and new items for the home and garden. Kathy describes her style as industrial cottage chic.
“I have been in the plant nursery business going on twelve years and have been junking in some fashion for more years than I can remember!” Blessings, Kathy
The youngest of Kathy’s two grandchildren Emma Katherine. Future gardener? I bet!
Natures Hideaway Nursery & Gardens
5032 Naff Ave, Bastrop, Louisiana