[Homestead] Call for Ideas !
eureka at hctc.net
eureka at hctc.net
Sat Sep 15 09:47:13 EDT 2007
We've thought of the reed fencing--I've used it before in
my small backyard in Austin and like the way it looks. It
does rot over time, but it lasted a good decade. Seems (at
that time anyway) like they only order so much of it, then
they don't get it in until the next season. It comes in 15
foot rolls, so I'd probably have to hit alot of Home
Depots. I think it runs about $20-25 a roll. We are
strongly considering it.
A friend of mine that imports earth-friendly natural
canvas shower curtains is getting his vendor to price a
72" tall industrial roll of the fabric for me. I'm sure I
would have to punch some kind of vent holes so breezes
could still get through. Maybe I could paint a Trompe
l'oeil scene of the beauty that should be there.
Bamboo would probably grow on the moon, but I'd like to
stay away from anything invasive (ie. high maintenance
keeping it under control). Plus it's just so darn tropical
looking and this is the land of cacti and yuccas. Funny
thing, the neighbor begged me yesterday not to plant
ligustrum, the choice of screening material of the area's
previous generation--readily available and just as
invasive. So not only has he destroyed our beauty and our
privacy, but now he's trying to control the solution too.
Thanks for all the ideas folks!
Way out in Texas
On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 22:41:03 -0700
Rob <becida at comcast.net> wrote:
> At 9/12/2007 08:47 AM,eureka at hctc.net wrote:
>>Is there any affordable product out there that could make
>>a large running quilt wall of cotton sheets, etc.
>>waterproof to the elements? If it could last 10 years it
>>might give us time to plug in landscaping as we can
> Home Depot imports some type of reed fencing, it comes
>in 8' high
> rolls. I have no idea on the cost but I suspect that you
> something like that locally (or sort of locally).
> Will bamboo grow in your area?
> becida at comcast.net
> Western Washington State, USA
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