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Garden of the Day

by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments

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This photo certainly doesn’t do justice to how cool this garden is. I was able talk with owners Craig and Roy who explained to me that the banana trees in the pictures are over 30 years old. And last year they bore bananas for the first time which I thought was super cool. Apparently every fall you cut all the leaves off and uproot the trunks and place them in a cool spot (basement) for the winter. I think that’s wicked cool that they’ve been able to survive for over 30 years. Anyway, these guys were super nice and even showed me their back yard garden. It is a shade garden where they placed lots of recycled items. You can see some photos after the jump. The walkway was salvaged from one neighbor and the columns in the last picture were salvaged from another neighbor. Pretty sweet. So thanks again to Craig and Roy for being kind enough to explain their gardens to me, and patient enough to answer the questions of a total stranger. If I can find the place again, I’ll go back in late June to take some more photos when the garden fills out.

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