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Definitely. I read elsewhere you consider yourself a hobby grower? Looks like a full blown nursery to me. Best of luck to you.

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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Front walkway, i originally wanted a deck walkway, but $ was too much and i already had extra limestone and timbers

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Nice, are the arches galvanized or plastic? Also did you buy the arches pre-bent, or are you bending them yourself?

I want to build a greenhouse this summer and have been looking at the tube benders that allow you to use top rail fence poles for the arches. I also visited a nursery recently where they were using 3" PVC as the arches. But i cant image it lasting too long. 

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These are galvanized pipe, we use spring latch to attach shade and plastic, these houses i bought off a local produce  shed,  they had been used for growing tomato transplants but sat idle when that program was discontinued. I bought the whole stack of bows for one lump sum and  managed to build 3 shade houses 28x100 and this 28x60 

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Can I put one of these in my backyard with HOA rules?   lol.  NICE!

Youtube (TN Tropics) 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), louisiana(5), palmetto (1)  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  15' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia capitata(1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F

 

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A bunch of sabal minors sitting under new shade, these will ship out to a job site in the morning with all the other stuff

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That looks like Tad's place (are you Tad?). Always enjoyed his "The Farm" megathreads years back, where'd he go? :) 

Jonathan

Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

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3 hours ago, Xenon said:

That looks like Tad's place (are you Tad?). Always enjoyed his "The Farm" megathreads years back, where'd he go? :) 

quien sabe 

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looking forward to getting these babies up and filled , have a week delay on construction though due to work off location 

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purlins are bolted on, got the treated 2x4s today for the sides where I will tack the shade down , 

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second house , foot pieces in, bows going up today maybe some purlins too, it gets awful hot though ...

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purlins and bows up, 2x4s tomorrow, shade is supposed to be in today but haven't seen truck yet

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4 hours ago, jimmyt said:

That is huge!  Going to be Epic for sure! :bemused:

thanks , I got a great contract last winter and this is the big pay off , 3 new shade houses ... lol heckuva bonus!!

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progress has been slow, my day job is killing me , but it pays for my addictions and sends me to so many exciting locations. shade cloth showed up, but then one of my guys dumped a CTL into the river ... 

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got the irrigation done , shade goes up this weekend , then we run the sprinklers for a week and compact the floor before the landscape fabric go up

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