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Apr 24, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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I will post pix later after I start taking plants outside for the summer. My guess = 850? Still too early here. I have some 3" deep patches of snow hiding in the shady woods. I used to use a series of tarps connected, in part, to my house and/or back porch to keep the direct sun and rain off most of the plants. This year I am changing. Just ordered the 2nd one of these:

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Biggest worry is having it blow away in the wind but I have some good ideas on preventing that. Gene
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Apr 24, 2018 4:37 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I'd love to have something like that for extra plant protection, but I know we're too windy. Our average winds are around 25mph. I imagine it would be ripped or gone in less than a week.
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Apr 24, 2018 5:21 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Gee, I hope you are running many windmills.The entire area around my house is protected on all 4 sides by 50 foot tall pine trees. I get little wind, thank goodness. If that was not the case, I'd have windmills for sure. Wisconsin has a law that the power company is required to buy any electricity a homeowner can make. I have a few solar panels but nothing too serious. Just connected to 4 large wheelchair batteries that can provide back up power if needed. But I stray once again. Gene
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Apr 24, 2018 5:42 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Serious plant shelter for the serious plant aficionado!
I have a couple-3 dozen plants, have put about half out last few days it's finally mild at night. Against a wall with partial day of sun.
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Apr 27, 2018 6:41 AM CST
Name: Deborah
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Gene, your plants will love the protection from the elements and you can get them outside sooner. I agree that's serious shelter and way less expensive than a greenhouse. Thumbs up
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Apr 27, 2018 7:43 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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I have the first one erected. Good thing I have lots of Tylenol on hand. I am still attaching things to it to keep it from blowing away. OK, so far. 2nd one arrives Tuesday. Going to be a while before I can put plants out so that will be a good test period. Gene
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May 2, 2018 7:07 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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We had over 2" of rain last night. Wind gusts over 40. A great test. My carport is just fine. Lots of weights and anchors helped I am sure. I see one night of 40F in the 10 day forecast. Just set the record for the coldest April on record here. I will start moving plants outside today. My 2nd carport arrived but is still in the box. Gene
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May 2, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Whew, glad everything made it through that OK, including you!
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May 2, 2018 10:50 AM CST
Name: Karen
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We're supposed to have 31 overnight. This is ridiculous for May! Other years I've put plants out by the end of March and they've been fine. I will have to cover things tonight. Sad
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May 2, 2018 10:57 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Oh that's foul, Karen! (Throwing a flag on the field!!)
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May 2, 2018 12:42 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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OK, pix while it is still empty. On the north side of my porch ( which is on the east side of my house) I have a shade tarp. Where some of the tropical plants summer. Rain, no direct sun, security and protection from wind and deer. Carport is north of that. Not attached to house. 10' x 20', 6' high side walls, 9' high peak. For succulents = no rain. I am probably gong to refer to it as Hilton #1. #2 is still in the box waiting for my back to give it the go ahead. Gene


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May 3, 2018 7:51 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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It looks like plantadise!
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May 4, 2018 5:18 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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agree; I can imagine many happy hours in there for Gene and plants Thumbs up
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May 4, 2018 5:38 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Looking forward to seeing you fill her up Thumbs up
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May 6, 2018 8:21 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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I think I will declare my first car port full. About 1/3 of my succulents. Gene


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May 6, 2018 12:34 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Not in my original plan but it might work: tropical plants on shady north side of car port. 3 possible issues - Sun is still getting higher, not sure how much the sides are flapping, dealing with extra water running off roof. Gene


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May 6, 2018 7:42 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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what a fabulous collection Hurray!
Hope the tropicals works out
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May 7, 2018 7:50 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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So many lovely leaves!
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May 7, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Thanks.
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May 7, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Gene, I bet your amazing collection of plants will be very happy in their new "Plantports"! Lovey dubby

What a great idea that is! I think you should send Abba Patio Company a photo, showing them that their product can be used for something other than just a portable garage/carport! Green Grin!

I'm exhausted even thinking about the work it takes, moving so many plants in and out with the seasons ... GREAT job! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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