As a response to recent water restrictions, we decided to install shades for our garden. These articles show the process I followed from initial studies to finished shades.
Plants are mostly bromeliads and tillandsias (air plants). Our garden is well established, with little room available for installing poles in the ground or attaching shades to the house.
These are sketches of different concepts, developed as I talked to different manufacturers, researched materials and explored options.