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Front yard cold frame/cloche

 
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Hi all. Not sure if this is the right sub-forum for this question, but here goes:

Because we are surrounded by trees on our fence lines , my primary garden space is in the traditional  foundation planting area in front of our home. It is 1/3 acre urban lot with a lot of foot traffic (and we are crazy social, plenty of people in and out of our yard), so we are sensitive to appearance. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for some really attractive cold frames or inexpensive/improvised cloches that would look good while extending our growing season.

I’m a bit  jealous of our neighbor. They have sun in their backyard, and he uses pairs of those cheap plastic window-well covers clamped together. They work really well!

Thanks!
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Here's a rather attractive coldframe made from an old window:



My husband is make cloches from gallon size glass jugs.  I think they are not unattractive though not as nice as real old-timey glass cloches.
 
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That looks pretty nice! And did he just cut the bottom off of the jugs?

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