As events and venues continue to expand, so will the Triffid Ranch, and things have outgrown (pun intended) the little hobby greenhouse from where all of this started back in 2008. Five years since the first Triffid Ranch show at the sadly defunct CAPE Day? Sheesh.
Anyway, that expansion means that it’s time to set up a new greenhouse specifically for Nepenthes pitcher plants and other heat-loving, humidity-loving plants. The details are too long to go into, but a dear friend of the Czarina’s and mine had a spare shade frame that needed to be moved, and her sense of Scottish frugality is even stronger than mine. Hence, the new Nepenthes frame goes up right after this weekend’s show.
It may not look like much here, and it looks even less impressive stripped to raw parts and put into temporary storage. In its full complete state, covered with fresh greenhouse film, and full of pitcher plants and bladderworts, though, it’ll look glorious.
Where were you when I was taking down 2 of those?
Probably in the old condo with no place to put them up. Oh, if only I’d known.
2 winters ago. Still have the frames too. How are you planning on attaching the greenhouse film?
In this case, I’m working with sheets as long as the greenhouse, and taping them down with Farmtek greenhouse tape. It won’t last forever, but I can re-film it every three years or so.