Today, I finally finished up an 'improvement' to producing taller and greener bamboo plants, even over the Winter. I cringe at the ravishes of Winter upon plants, even upon bamboo, which seems pretty resilient given cold temperatures and the frequent high winds.
Taking matters into my own hands, I ordered some plastic greenhouse film and undertook a transformation of a back patio that we originally intended to use to house our patio table, but it now houses bamboo.
After some preparation, here is what I started with.
After a lot of sweat and some 'Buster Keaton' moves on a ladder, here is my new $150 greenhouse. I am pretty excited about some growth over the winter and the protection from the elements. My wife's reaction, a grimace, and a statement that was more or less - 'Man, that is ugly.' It is ugly, I won't deny, but its functional.
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