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Martine Resnick
Hey there. Glad you like the photos. I agree an open air European style patio can become a challenge in certain parts of the world. I'm currently living in Atlanta, GA and definitely have the heat / bug issue! You can always adapt some of the styles (accessories and furniture) to screened porches. I love those spray coolers they use in places like Arizona! Or if not hold out for those lovely spring and autumn months!
   
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katydidit
Eating inside is the best idea in Oklahoma. The temperature can drop or raise 40* in a half day. And the wind comes sweeping down the plains at 45-70 mph. The sunroom (with shades) is what I am craving. Portable dining tables can go anywhere.
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Eliza Glencoe
Another brilliant article! I appreciated the information about plants and herbs as well.
   
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