This spring I've been working on a location mainly for Sarra's and VFT's, in addition to them, I needed a place to go outside as well. Living in a downtown building this year, there is zero grass to run around and play in. Yet the building did have a crummy alley that had some space in it. So I figured, lets turn some lemons into lemons with carnivorous plants growing next to them! I'd say I'm about half finished, now starting to add plants to the area. A few pics show the security kits that I had to add to the plants in order to keep them from walking away.
Looks so empty! Plant donations are accepted.
Note the bench and table are just made out of 2x4's screwed together and placed on cinder blocks. They can't cost more than $15 bucks each, are heavy, and can be used to secure plants to. The palm is sitting on a sewer panel that weighs about 80 lbs, and also has a security kit bolted to it.
So far the Sarra's have been enjoying their home as well as a B52 vft. So far the most difficult part has been understanding the sun patterns in the alley, since the other building is so close, I feel most of the alley is actually unusable for CP's. However I'm thinking of trying a few Neps in hanging baskets between the windows, as sun does hit the wall on sunny days.
Heres a view of some stuff growing on the bench, looking pretty happy:
If you're in the area, swing by, and we'll throw some things on the grill. Don't forget to join us 8-16 for a CP get together!
Hope to see you guys there!