We love garden structures......not buildings.......but structures. I think it adds character to the space and indeed each one is functional. We have added a few new garden structures to the farm this year including an entrance trellis (arbor) a pole bean tunnel in the kids garden and now the latest monstrosity to house the Casabanana. This is a new veggie/fruit that we are growing this year. It is from the tropics, originating in Brazil and the vines can grow up to 50 ft in length!!! Crazy!!
We have been struggling with what type of trellis to build for this thing (that I don't know will do well here). We decided to got with a trellis 11 ft. high constructed of concrete reinforcing wire and three trees which I cut while clearing a fence row this past winter. It looks interesting in the garden, and is clearly a much better choice than a few of our other ideas...which included letting it grow up the barn and/or over the woodshed.
We will keep you posted on the developments of the Casabanana. If it doesn't do well, we can always grow many of our other vine crops on this structure. Why not grow up and save garden space??
--Dylan (and Harmony....I had to get some credit on this one. I added the last tiny bit......) :)
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )