|An eyesore in the night|
All the photos(unless otherwise specified) were taken with my brand new Rokinon(rebranded Samyang) 35mm f/1.4 on my Canon 5D. You will be hearing more about it in the future, no doubt. The subject matter does this lens no justice, but since this is camera and garden, I figured I would let you know.
Here are some shots of the trees along the southeast side of the house. Southeast, because that's the warmest side of the house, shielded from the North wind and first to catch the sun's rays in the morning.
|There's a Kiki in a pot!|
|They look so scraggly from this direction.|
|This is what happens when you don't mow the Bermuda.|
|The skeleton of the beast|
As you can see in the pictures, the frame is made of pvc pipe, fitted together with normal pipe junctions. The roof has a slant to it to funnel off the water when it rains. Without the slope, water pools on the top. Last year my second greenhouse attempt was crushed by the weight of pooling water, my first attempt was toppled by the wind. Third time was the charm.
|Check out the slanty roof.|
|Asian Beetle Close up.|
I have about 2000 incandescent Christmas lights inside to generate heat. Don't do LEDs. They don't generate much heat. You will feel dumb.
Everyone is all warm and cozy inside.
They got their own blankets. I couldn't extend the greenhouse any further without obstructing the gas meter. Figured the gas company wouldn't be too happy about that.
This guy got a blanket too. He's a satsuma, so he should do okay like this. Satsumas are about as cold hardy as they come while still tasting good.
So everyone's ready for the freeze. So far, it looks like the greenhouse is managing to stay about 6 degrees Fahrenheit warmer inside than outside at night. That means it can get down to about 26 outside before it hits the freezing mark inside. The citrus trees can take a light freeze, so everything should be fine.