Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's really ugly, but practical...

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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