#108: Bamboo

Bamboo is an amazing building material. Entire homes, called nipa huts, are made from it in the Philippines. It can grow 39 inches in one day. As it’s a grass, not a tree, it can grow to its full height in just one season. Irritating for gardeners, thrilling for builders.  David just built a bamboo garden gate:

Then installed it with the help of a 3-year-old:
Beautiful in a rustic sort of way:
This garden is primarily for potatoes and onions. There will be plenty of ‘Grandpa Ott’
morning glories growing up the sides. We’re still figuring out how to keep the deer from eating them. 
Maybe a second row of bamboo.

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