Monday, May 11, 2009

GREENHOUSES - SERRES

I love going for walks around Veyrier and it's greenhouse region in Les Marais de Troinex. There is always a lot to witness, especially if you are a food lover like me...

This vast area is covered with immense greenhouses (see link) which are the property of market gardeners and plant growers. There, you can find aromatic herbs, orchids, salads, tomatoes, organic products, etc... As a matter of fact, most of the regional products ("Genève Région - Terre Et Avenir" label/see link 1, link 2 & link 3) which I buy in supermarkets come from that place!

37 comments:

  1. Nice! I'm a greenhouse fan as well. Here's a link to some pictures of a greenhouse I visited recently in Canada that grows their plants in ground soil:

    http://www.cscoutjapan.com/en/index.php/japanese-packaging-fukasawa-juice-boxes

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  2. These are gorgeous photos! I haven't found any greenhouses near the Regensburg area, but I haven't really looked either. When I lived in Canada, I used to go to Colasanti's with my family as a Sunday trip. They had really nice greenhouses, but nothing like the ones in your photos. :-)

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  3. ..wow!!..assez impressionnantes ces images ce matin!!!!

    ..merci à toi Rosa et bonne semaine;)

    ~nancy xx

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  4. Hello,
    I came over from Shellyfish's blog I LOVE the Hank William's song (never heard it before). And I love this photos of the beautiful greenhouse & plants. Harbingers of good things to come!

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  5. quel tapis vert!! de très belles photos rafraichissantes..Bisous

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  6. Amazing! I had a step father who worked in a greenhouse when I was young, I remember how I loved the smell in there.

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  7. Vraiment très beau...ça fait du bien de voir un peu de vert de temps en temps...

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  8. Amazing pictures! I haven't seen inside of a greenhouse - very neat!

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  9. OMG, beautiful beautiful and so immaculate!
    Cheers,
    elra

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  10. that really is a nice looking greenhouse. My grandma had a flower nursery that I worked at growing up, so that brings back some nice memories!

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  11. Tu ne donnes pas ton avis sur ce mode de culture????

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  12. KARYNE: Je suis contre tout ce qui est hors saison. Par contre, dans ces lieux (à Veyrier/Genève), on preserve l'environnement et soutient l'agriculture de proximité ainsi que les produits locaux. Il n'y a pas que des serres...
    http://www.espace-terroir.ch/extra_info_pages.php?pages_id=5&osCsid=ec95e753171fed370d0c8771635f7406

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  13. This reminds me of the giant greenhouses in Sicily, which make the landscape look almost like snowy rolling hills!
    You're lucky to have locally-sourced, fresh prodcue in your grocery store!

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  14. greenhouses are such wonderful, educative places. i can spend hours in them.

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  15. I love these pictures, with all that bright green!

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  16. What amazing photos Rosa! So gorgeous! :)

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  17. My gawd, is all of that basil? The amount of pesto you could make with all of that is mind-boggling. ;)

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  18. ça donne envie d'aller à la cueillette...lol bonne journée!

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  19. There's something so tantalizing about those beautiful rows of plants!

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  20. Impressionnantes ces serres !
    Bisous, Doria

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  21. Gorgeous photos. Everything looks so lavish and vibrant!

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  22. Merci pour la petite explication complémentaire...

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  23. Lovely herbs! What a great place to explore.

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  24. Always love a sight of greenery :)

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  25. Those greenhouses look so pretty with all those fresh vegetables and we are lucky to have them year around.

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  26. Such beautiful photos! Love all that spring green!

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  27. waw,....lovely very green pictures, Rosa!!

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  28. die sind ja riesig, noch nie gesehen, danke für die Bilder. LG Robert

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  29. Merci pour ces photos Rosa, je n'avais jamais vu de serres aussi grandes.

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  30. C'est merveilleux de voir toutes ces jeunes pousses!

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  31. Lovely photos! I love gardening and visiting greenhouses as well.

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  32. Ciao Rosa you make the nicest photos !

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  33. That looks like such a happy place. And what vibrant colors!

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