I was recently watching an episode of The History Guy on the history of oranges
In it, he talks about something called an orangerie (also spelled orangery) [wikipedia
] which became popular among the palaces of Europe.
So... even before the industrial revolution and electricity, these jokers were growing citrus trees in France, up into Germany, even up into Russia and Sweeden!??
Now I'm thinking... sweet, I could use that! Unfortunately, given the way they started out, an orangerie still seems to be a status thing, which clutters the search results immensely! So with this post, I'm kind of fishing for more info.
Anybody got a lead on orangries?
How they did it?
How to design one?
Scientifical studies on how they worked? - What construction techniques would lead to what amount of temperature gains? Etc?