This year my husband decided to take a new approach to gardening. He salvaged some old pallets from the dumpster at work to construct these garden boxes. He also saved the stalks from my
sunflowers last year to use for "scaffolding" for the plants to give it a shot at vertical gardening. He has used twigs and branches to build the cages for the tomato plants (which are going crazy!). Needless to say, we are also saving every scrap we can from the kitchen for our compost bins. His goal is to have a 100% zero waste garden.These are just a few photos to show how far this project has come in just a month and 1/2. Hope you enjoy!
Stone leftover from another project and three galvanized trash can lids become a bird bath grouping! Another of my "use what you have" ventures. More pictures and directions on http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com
Every year we throw a Fourth of July party for the neighborhood. Usually we rent a Bounce house and all the kids have a ball. This year we decided that the kids were getting too big so we
had to come up with something else. Kickball and baseball are always fun, but I wanted a couple of games to keep them in the backyard too. Here are some photos of our backyard Twister game and the last minute DIY ping pong table I made out of plywood and saw horses with only 15 minutes until the first guests arrived!
Anyone have any idea what this plat is. The flowers are initially small, white, and profuse. As they get pollinated they turn yellow/orange. The fruit resembles a small green foot ball
and has the flavor of an orange and a lemon combined. Yes they are apparently edible as I ate many this year and some last year as well. I have never seen these before but there are several in the woods around my house and I saw one up in Rome Georgia last year, but it didn't have any flowers or fruit on it. The birds just decimate this fruit when it is ripe. I got some pictures of it when it was winding down its flowering and hopefully someone can clue me in.
Thanks for any input.
Commented on Jun 23, 2012
I think it iis a Medlar tree, I have one in my yard, and the fruit is very tasty,