Two winters ago I moved to a place that has a relatively little patio that gets good morning - early afternoon sun. This year I'm considering putting some of my orchids outside, but I am nearly 100% certain the sun is too strong for them. I'm thinking about some shade cloth setup, but was wondering whether anyone has small shade cloth setups. It's a shared backyard between facing town houses, so it has to be somewhat small, not ugly looking and inconspicuous. If it blends in as another piece of attractive patio furniture that would be ideal. Does anyone have experience building/owning a similar small setup?
I only have about 10-15 plants that would go outside. I was thinking of some sort of plant rack with shade cloth taped across the front, but I don't even know where to get shadecloth. Open to ideas!