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RE: Spring


He Donna, thanks for the thought, but there's a bunch of that stuff to be
done here, besides they would be a bear to pack on the back of a motorcycle.
LOL

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Donna
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 7:30 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring


um no, I was thinking more like you needed a trip and
was heading here, ya know, and while you were here
help instruct on pruning those trees and other yard
work that really needs to be done ... LOL!

Donna

--- Rich Apking <red4@omni-tech.net> wrote:

> Hi Donna, Don't suppose you'd like to take a road
> trip (just to belay the
> monotony) to NE to get rid of a casita??
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Donna
> Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 10:18 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring
>
>
> they are very durable and you can get replacement
> parts if something goes wrong. You can replace the
> screening your self if it tears with common stuff
> from
> DIY stores just like your home windows since they
> have
> the same track type thing. I have two of them for
> sale, the round varity one of each size, although
> the
> larger one does have the privacy panels/deck
> mounting
> as well. Since they are used, thinking about asking
> 125.00 each...hope they sell...
>
> They also sell one that attches to a house, which we
> bought for here. It is great in the summer, and
> since
> it is not a perminate building, I don't get taxed on
> it. We leave the frame/screening up, but take the
> roof
> off for the winter.
>
> Donna
>
>
>
> --- Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > I had to look up Casita to find out what you
> meant.
> > Looks like it would be
> > handy.  I think Chris' roof is fabric, we use one
> of
> > those at our display
> > gardens when we have open house.  I recognized the
> > frame.  You made some
> > good suggestions.  With some adjustments I think
> he
> > can make it work.  I
> > wonder if a few stategic holes in the fabric for
> > drainage would work.
> > They'd need to be stitched or grommeted so they
> > wouldn't tear.
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 10:26 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring
> >
> >
> > > Although you folks are probably not as exposed
> to
> > wind
> > > as I am... but those shelters are not made to
> > > withstand extremes.
> > >
> > > For instance, if you look at his picture, you
> will
> > > notice the edge of the roofing has a sag- water
> > will
> > > accumulate in there and bring it down. Chris
> needs
> > to
> > > stretch it taughter so the water rolls
> completely
> > off
> > > it.
> > >
> > > They also can't take weight on the roof- i.e.
> > snow.
> > > Make sure you run a heater in there the minute
> it
> > > starts snowing so it melts it and runs off. A
> few
> > > stategically places 2X4's for extra support in
> the
> > > middle helps too on the extreme days.
> > >
> > > What I can't tell is if it a cloth or plastic
> type
> > > roof... the plastic (similar to a tarp with
> > plastic
> > > reinforced fibers) doesn't last in the sun
> > either....
> > >
> > > That said, since he is using it as a temp
> shelter
> > till
> > > the weather gets better and a weekend up and
> down
> > > thing, he will probably make it the season.
> > >
> > > Another thought for Chris is to line it with a
> > rabbit
> > > fence. All that new green will bring them right
> > inside
> > > to do some munching....
> > >
> > > Had I know Chris was looking for something like
> > this,
> > > I am putting a casida screen house for sale in
> the
> > > paper in the next few weeks when folks are
> > thinking
> > > that way... much sturdier, although the roof and
> > snow
> > > would still be an issue. We used these at the
> > summer
> > > place all the time, but decided here, we would
> > > probably never use it, so time to get rid of the
> > > clutter....
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > > --- Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> > >
> > >> The shelter looks like it will be roomy, Chris,
> > and
> > >> easily accessible.  Our
> > >> temps for the next 10 days look good.  Right
> now
> > it
> > >> is 55F; the forecast
> > >> shows a low point on St Patrick's Day of 35/20
> > but
> > >> then it comes up again.
> > >> I usually wait until the end of March to
> uncover
> > my
> > >> pots outside.  They're
> > >> covered with shredded leaves and huddled
> against
> > the
> > >> house in 2 places.  I
> > >> first uncover them and then if the long term
> > >> forecast looks good, I'll move
> > >> them out into the open in sun to warm their
> pots
> > so
> > >> their roots can wake up.
> > >>
> > >> Are your roll down sides part of the original
> > tent
> > >> or is it something you
> > >> made yourself?  I'd like to see more photos
> with
> > the
> > >> plants under the canopy
> > >> and with the sides attached.
> > >>
> > >> Kitty
> > >> neIN, Zone 5
> > >> ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: "Christopher P. Lindsey"
> > <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> > >>
> > >> > I spent time setting up my portable
> > shelter/tent
> > >> on the deck yesterday:
> > >> >
> > >> >   http://hort.net/+138k
> > >> >   http://hort.net/+138l
> > >> >
> > >> > Today I moved lots of plants out of the
> garage
> > >> onto shelves under it,
> > >> > and mostly dismantled the large cinderblock
> > cold
> > >> frame in the middle
> > >> > of the yard.
> > >> >
> > >> > The tent has roll-down sides that I'll use
> when
> > >> the weather gets cold
> > >> > again, and it offers me a place to work
> that's
> > dry
> > >> and not too crowded.
> > >> > It will also come in handy if I ever sell at
> > >> farmer's markets or anything.
> > >> >
> > >> > I also cleaned up the flowerbeds, but I'll
> have
> > to
> > >> wait until the leaves
>
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