we were walking around the Djanbung Gardens a month ago and i was taken aback by their ability to use bamboo in so many ways. it made me smile when i thot back to our trip to Hong Kong 3 years ago and saw these 5-6 storey scaffolding structures made out of .... you guessed it .... bamboo!
i could wax lyrical .... but that does get boring after a while. so i thot i would let the pictures of what you can do with bamboo speak for themselves. please forgive the blatant child photo's .... can't help it .... they are an integral part of our lives and seem to follow us everywhere! <g>
|take a look at the bench!|
|these are beans growing up a bamboo|
pole. the spikey bits from the bamboo
have been left on and make great spots for the
beans to grab on to!
|a shade house of course. will be early on our agenda|
to build. and of course it's out of bamboo!
|a shot under for how it is put together|
|and an even better shot!|
|bamboo, stripped down and used to create raised|
|nothing from bamboo goes to waste ....|
these are the leaves that fall off ...
used as mulch
|hey mum! that's a huge bit of|
|a stand of bamboo that they use to build with.|
takes about 4 years for it to be big enuf to do much with.
guess we'll have to get planting early!
|now that is pretty darn cool!|
|more bamboo leaves .... they were used as mulch for the|
turkeys and chooks.
|yeah .... she is cute and having fun .... but look at|
the trellis behind her!
|and of course the required curing station|
to allow the bamboo to dry out and
|a big picture perspective of some of the ways they have|
used bamboo in the garden. hodge podge ... a bit.
but it works and it's sustainable!
|and even as fencing around some of the gardens!|