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New Greenhouse Owner Series - A Sneak Peek into the New Greenhouse - Guest Blogger Shannon Walker

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Ya'll I am IN LOVE with my new Yoderbilt Greenhouse! It truly is a dream come true!   

I've been so busy, I haven't had a lot of time to do all the things I've planned, but I have enjoyed some amazing mornings at sunrise in the cooler temperatures of an Arkansas August; coffee in hand of course.  It's been completely dreamy! 

I am just going to take you through some pictures I've taken over the last few mornings....I'll be back with all of the details soon!  Just some eye candy for now. 

My very first morning, I repotted some rosemary.  Such a lovely morning! Enjoyed it so much. 


Rosemary Greenhouse

Rosemary Greenhouse

Rosemary Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Rosemary Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Next up, I arranged some zinnias from my garden patch.  So nice to do in a place other than my kitchen.  

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Zinnias Floret Flower Farm Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Next up was a morning we continued to "fluff it up" - we had planned on having dinner out there, but we had a rainy day and evening, so, we'll do that this weekend & I'm so looking forward to it as we have cooler temperatures on the way over this next week!  

**My chandelier ended up being too small, so a larger one will be here Monday and I'll use this one elsewhere.   

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

Plotting out the flagstone, will actually begin laying it this weekend. 
 
Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Farmgirl Flowers

 Just a little peek!  It won't just be a pretty place to retreat - but, will also house all the veggies we will grow over the winter and early spring.  I could not be happier with it - such a well-made and beautiful greenhouse!  I'm looking forward to spending a lot of relaxing time out there over the years to come! 




 

New Yoderbilt Greenhouse Owner Series - Preparing Your Site for Your New Greenhouse - Guest Blogger Shannon Walker

 The excitement is in the air!  It feels like Christmas, in August! 

Yoderbilt Greenhouse

(my greenhouse at the Yoderbilt manufacturing site in Mansfield, Arkansas awaiting delivery to my home!) 

We've selected our location - an area that is flat and sits in full sun as we plan on growing 'all the things' and utilizing as much winter sun as possible.  Our greenhouse will sit with the double Dutch doors facing south and will sit completely unshaded until almost sunset. It is also situated near a water source. 

Greenhouse Location

Greenhouse Location

Because our ground was flat, we didn't have to have any dirt work done.  If you have an area that is not flat and dirt work is in the budget, that is recommended.  If you don't have the budget for it, there are ways that the delivery team can assist once placing the greenhouse in its location that will help with that. 

We measured out the area we wanted with extra room in the front and sides for our 12x16 greenhouse.  We then put down commercial grade landscape fabric directly on top of the grass to prevent weed growth.  We edged the area with some rock we purchased from a local quarry (this was not a have-to, but I wanted to contain the gravel).  Next, we had a dump truck load of clean gravel brought in which filled the area up 3-4 inches deep.  

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Foundation

Next, we phoned Yoderbilt, that our site was ready and delivery was scheduled at that point.  My husband trimmed trees the length of our driveway the night before delivery so their driver wouldn't have any difficulty bringing it in.  

The rest was easy - their very talented driver had our new greenhouse in place in a matter of minutes, but was very receptive to exactly how we wanted it to be situated on the gravel pad.  As he drove away, I was up in the greenhouse planning and plotting moving in over the upcoming weekend. 

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Delivery

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Delivery

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Delivery

That was the way we opted to go with our foundation in conjunction with the recommendations of the Yoders.   There are various ways to prep your site that include a concrete pad, directly on the grass, etc.  The best approach is to make a quick call to Yoderbilt and give them the details of your site and they can provide their best recommendations.  

More of my new Yoderbilt greenhouse journey to come! 

New Yoderbilt Greenhouse Owner Series - Choosing a Location for your Greenhouse

Friday, July 31, 2020



Hey, everyone! It’s Shannon, giving you a little update on my very own journey to a Yoderbilt Greenhouse! 


Zinnia Field Pollinator Butterfly


First off, I officially got the call from Angela to go over my electrical package a few days ago when I was working from home.  I hear her on the phone with so many of you so often, I know how great she is walking you through the process and she did the very same thing for me. So, as soon as the electrical package is finished - it will be ready for delivery. 

Since I am on this side of the fence right now, let’s talk about my location choice. I’ll be honest, I’ve been a little anxious in picking the perfect spot. But, once I talked it over Angela - I knew exactly where I wanted it to be. Some opt for shady areas, but because my main goal with my greenhouse is to over-winter my plants, grow food throughout the winter, and start 100% of my spring seedlings - I wanted my placement to be in full sun up until right at sunset so I could maximize the heat of the sun. And, for the sake of transparency - I will be taking A LOT of photos for Yoderbilt...so, I wanted a spot that would allow for maximum winter sun - but, I also wanted to be able to photograph my greenhouse with views of sunset and sunrise. 


Greenhouse Location Field

Greenhouse Location Field

It is an area to the right of our home. We have a lot of clean up to do as it extends past our garden area. A little peach and plum orchard will sit to its left. 


Zinnia Field

Zinnia Field


As mentioned before, I am going with Travis’s recommendation for weed barrier and gravel. In addition to a simple gravel foundation, we will be bringing in some extra dirt to the area because of things I want to add to the area over a period of time. That part isn’t a have-to, but something I want to do in order to add additional raised beds, which I’m a big fan of! 


Location: ✔️

Next up: minimal dirt work, weed barrier and gravel.

I’ll take you along every step of the way! ❤️ - Shannon, Guest Blogger 


New Greenhouse Owner Series - Guest Blogger Shannon Walker

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hey, everyone! This is Shannon - I'm a member of the Yoderbilt team and Angela's best friend...since FOREVER. We started Kindergarten together! They are truly family to me! So working with them every day has been an absolute dream.come.true. 


Zinnia Field


Here's something FUN that I wanted to take you along on! I have ALWAYS wanted a greenhouse. When I was twelve, I spent many summer days up the road at a beautiful farm of one of our neighbors. It sat upon out town's hill looking over into the next little community. It was breathtaking. 


Mr. and Mrs. K were an elderly couple who loved all things garden; I fell in love. I had always grown up with gardens around me, but what I experienced on their beautiful farm, changed me. If I went missing {and, I did more than once}; my parents knew where to find me. 


Mr. K would give me plant clippings often. I decided I would have my own greenhouse. I arranged a corner of my dad's METAL building with no true source of sunlight into a space for my plants. I was SO proud. For the FEW days they survived, it was glorious. And, then painful. I put that greenhouse dream on hold. 


Well, since Angela and Travis built their very first greenhouse (under that front yard shade tree), I've wanted a Yoderbilt greenhouse. But, due to a different career path, I literally had no time to enjoy one. My work hours were crazy. When I officially joined the team in January, my goal was to have a greenhouse by fall as I was still pretty busy transitioning from my own business to the team on Yoderbilt. I thought by then that I would have my new schedule mapped out and be settled in. Well, I have, and I am! 


Best Friends


Guess who has a greenhouse coming??!?! I am BEYOND thrilled and want to take you along my journey as I'm new to it too! I have spent a lot of time in Angela's and learned so much from her, but I still have MUCH to learn. She is so encouraging as she tells me she still learns every day. 


But, like you, I have all of the questions too! I knew I wanted to get a jump start on the fall rush, and I can happily report that my greenhouse is almost ready, and we are waiting for our foundation work to be done. I am going with Travis's recommendation of a weed barrier and about 3 inches of clean gravel. There are all different types of variations you can use, but that's the way Angela's greenhouse is set up, so I'm going with that. It's simple, allows for excellent drainage, and it just works! 


I will start posting pictures at the time our foundation work gets started. And, I'll take you through the process from that point on. Today, a little push mower should arrive so I can keep my greenhouse area neat and tidy. 


What color combo do you think I got? Hopefully, I'll be able to post that soon as it is driving down my driveway!


AND all of that to let you know that I understand what it feels like now to be at the point of being a greenhouse owner. Finally, I have ALLLLL the questions that you do! So, I will pop in and update you as I go. Just picking out my spot took me FOREVER. 


I am also their photographer - so plan on an overload of pictures too!  I will say that because I'm a photographer, I am a VERY visual person. So, I've ordered fun stuff for the inside, including a sweet chandelier! Next to my lawnmower (ha!), I have a list of favorite things I will share too!

And, feel free to ask me any questions along the way. If I haven't figured it out yet, I have the greenhouse pro sitting next to me most days. 


xoxo,
Shannon

What is the Ordering Process of a Yoderbilt Greenhouse?

Where do I start? That is a question we hear so often! There are SO many choices in making our greenhouses your own , but we try to make the process as EASY as possible for you! 

Yoderbilt Greenhouse Sunrise

Yoderbilt Fully Assembled Greenhouse

We often have those that would love to have one of our greenhouses, but still have so many questions and aren't ready to order. That's totally fine! We've all been there.  If you'd like, give us a call, and we can chat! That one phone call will often reduce your questions by obtaining information on the product and the process. No pressure. Simply information gathering. 

Yoderbilt Fully Assembled Greenhouse

We have those that KNOW they are going to get one; they are just in the planning phase. That's fine too! It is still beneficial to walk through your options and get a plan in place. Doing this often helps you know exactly what you want when you are ready. Again, no pressure, just gathering information for when you are ready. 

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

We have those who KNOW they want one but aren't ready for delivery quite yet. That's fine! This year, we implemented a PREORDER process, and it has worked out so great.  Again, you give us a call, and we walk you through the options, what you need versus what you don't need for what you have in mind for your greenhouse. Again, zero pressure.  You place your order (when you are ready), you pay your deposit and tell us when you are ready for delivery. The remaining balance is not due until you are ready for delivery. For example, you can order today and tell us you would like delivery scheduled for somewhere around the 3rd week of November or around the 5th of December - whenever you are ready.  Or, it could be a gift, and you need it on a more specific delivery schedule. We can work with that. This option allows those that KNOW they want one soon but may not be quite ready yet. This option will enable you to get on the build list and helps you plan out the process over a more extended period. 

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

We have those who KNOW they want to order today, and they do! Again, a simple, no-pressure phone call will make that happen.  We get as excited as you do when we hear how excited you are!  

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse Dutch Door

This summer, we've seen a significant uptick in people wanting to grow their food. They know they want to add one of our greenhouses into their daily life. They may not want to utilize the cash they have on hand or want to use a different option. We do have a monthly payment plan option available. You can also phone in to learn about the details and see what your monthly payment would be.

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse
 
There are SO many options, but so many ways to make the task stress free and enjoyable.   We strive to not only serve you but serve you VERY well. We want to help make that dream of a greenhouse a reality with a greenhouse that stands out above the competition, is of the utmost quality, built to last, and adds beauty to any setting. 

Fully Assembled Yoderbilt Greenhouse

We are open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and look forward to each and every call!  479.849.4385
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