Shade structure construction
The plan for the shade structure took some time – I wanted it free standing with a lattice top for dappeled light – also I wanted it substantial enough to support vining plants.
These pictures date to 2003. Have a laugh at the old fashions!
Feeling pretty good about this point. I think I’m ordering a pizza. Now there’s the small matter of plants and mulch.
Over the years the shade area has done well. Here are some pictures. The ferns in particular are awesome.
With some effort up front, you too can create a shade area when none existed, and enjoy a wider variety of garden plants.
The Gastronomic Gardener