The pavilion doesn’t stop all the rain but it does reduce the amount. Plus it allows the sun in and is a bit frost protected since it has a roof, is raised and is tucked between the garage and two fences.The tender things are placed in the center, the idea being that they are protected by their neighbors on the outside. Did you see the move “March of the Penguins?” Weren’t they always in movement with the outer edge of the large Penguin mass protecting the inner? Or maybe I’m remembering wrong and the outer edge was being sacrificed for the good of the inner? Well anyway it’s same idea, only I’m moving the plants as I see the need.We plan to eventually construct a sort of wrap that goes around the four sides and acts as a bit of a green house. That’s the plan at least.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
hanging out under the shade pavilion
Grace, of Gardening with Grace recently posted a photo of her containers all gathered up and hunkered down on her deck. She shared her concern that some of these plants may have “passed on” due to our extreme December cold snap. I commented about my pots all grouped under our shade pavilion and Grace good-heartedly challenged me to share a photo of the shade pavilion so…here you are…These containers have been hanging out under the pavilion all winter. Well, except for that week (+) when we were setting cold records, and then they were in the unheated detached garage and later even in the basement. This is also where I've been storing my new aquisitions before they are planted.
Labels: my garden