Last Summer I built some shelves to stage my collection of Agave, I was very pleased with the results and the plants thrived in the bright light on the third floor deck where they got maximum light, unobstructed by the shade of trees and other buildings.
Looking out now it's hard to remember those long warm days, as the Agaves are moved indoors, under lights or in a bright window, and shelves are now covered in 20 cm of snow. Three horizontal bands of snow have replaced the Agave collection and in their own way have a stark, if somewhat minimalist beauty, however I'm glad to be indoors in this weather and happy to observe this from the warmth of the house.
Inside, looking out at the third floor deck.
The same view in the Summer, with the doors wide open
The Agave in their Winter resting place.
The larger Agaves sit in the window, while the smaller plants are wintered over under lights.
The same point of view in the Summer, when the doors are permanentlt left open.