Last year I built an arbor on the fence for my gourds. It worked out great.
A view of the gourds and chickens by arbor by Thagirion3, on Flickr
Here the gourds are growing up it. But this year I didn't want to grow gourds there. I want this to be a place to hang nepenthes and set up some tables for them as well. The first step was to get a covering on there to add some shade but still be bright that good sun gets through.
Gourd arbor to lowland nepenthes shade house 1 by Thagirion3, on Flickr
I had some white vinyl left from other projects and started to work on it.
Gourd arbor to lowland nepenthes shade house 2 by Thagirion3, on Flickr
Oops I didn't have enough. The project had to be put on hold for a day as I made a late trip to Lowe's.
Lowland nepenthes shade house 3 by Thagirion3, on Flickr
The following day it's done. The most important part is finished and since I'm impatient I put my ventratas and miranda in there. Temps aren't quite right at night yet for lowlands though the day temps are right on.
Lowland nepenthes shade house 4 by Thagirion3, on Flickr
View from inside.
Lowland nepenthes shade house 5 by Thagirion3, on Flickr
N. miranda on the little table.
I do have a question for you guys. What should I do with the sides? Should I buy shade cloth and if so what percent? OR should I use regular screen? I hate to enclose it but I think I should because we have squirrels. I will remove the black buckets I was using for the gourds and hopfully I can put pavers down so the floor isn't just sand.