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Re: Inside Bon Vivant Nursery


What's the bright varigaited stuff in the upper left (second row from 'top')?


Also, what is shadecloth made of?


On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 03:01:57PM -0500, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
> You've all probably read my nursery trials and tribulations in amusement, 
> boredom, or annoyance over the past few months.
> I'm here to make sure that it continues.  :)
> Since I didn't have enough room (or sun) in the back for my plants,
> I ended up using the flat roof over my garage.  I installed three
> long storage tables and built a framework for two of them out of PVC,
> covered them with shadecloth, installed a misting system over the top,
> and then connected it all to a manifold that's controlled by my computer.
> It's pretty much done now, so I'm torturing you even further by putting 
> some photos online:
> Here's the first framework covered with shadecloth:
>    http://www.mallorn.com/~lindsey/nursery/rooftop/shadecloth1.jpg
> The second one was the same height until today; I needed to add another
> foot since the coneflowers were growing through it:
>    http://www.mallorn.com/~lindsey/nursery/rooftop/shadecloth2.jpg
> The third shelves don't have any shadecloth yet, but will probably 
> get some:
>    http://www.mallorn.com/~lindsey/nursery/rooftop/nocloth.jpg
> The first two shelves are on a timer-based watering system, but the 
> third one is still watered by hand.  I left an opening for it in the
> manifold though:
>    http://www.mallorn.com/~lindsey/nursery/rooftop/manifold.jpg
> I should add that the pipe isn't that bent.  It's partially because of the
> lens that I was using.  :)  Another tip:  PVC doesn't lose it's integrity
> when exposed to UV light, but it *can* become more susceptible to stress
> fractures.  Painting it protects the plastic so that it can be exposed to
> light.
> Of course, there are some plants that just don't care about watering
> systems at all:
>    http://www.mallorn.com/~lindsey/nursery/rooftop/cactus.jpg
> I love Opuntia.  I just dread the day that I have to package one up to 
> ship.
> Chris
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