|Morning glory (Asagao) blossom from a curtain. Lovely, isn't she?|
I've written about this before in some detail, so I'm not going to set folks yawning with yet another telling. Instead, I'm going to suggest you get pen and paper ready to jot down a shopping list, and grab a ruler to measure the space you've got in mind for the green curtain to cover. Later we'll talk about recipes if you decide to do an edible version or recommended reading if you opt for ornamental and get lots of wild visitors. Edible or ornamental, the shade makes a lovely spot for sipping a wee bit of umeshu or umehachimitsu as those temperatures climb, too.
|Morning glory curtain shading west window.|
How to Construct a Green Curtain takes you through the whole process from start to finish with more detail than you might need, but I'm a worrywart.
Green Curtain: Variations on a Theme talks about some fun edible options for curtain construction.
Green Curtain Examples Around the City gives an all too brief tour of curtains large and small (gargantuan, in some cases) I've seen around town. I'm sure I'll see more this summer, too, and will post photos of the more interesting ones.
And speaking of which, if you know of a great green curtain or have an idea for one let's hear it!