It's supported by rebars through the shoes and into the ground - pine mulch to fill out the legs and soil on the top. Pineapple sage planted in the waist, squash seed in the left pocket, and black beans in the right. I've also planted nasturtium seeds in the waist.
My bosses like it so much - I'm going to have to plant up some of them around the garden center.
I love it! A few ripped knees would give you more room to plant. ;-) I had to look up where you live, as your house looks like it could be in my neighborhood, with the St. Augustine grass and the oak overhead. Greetings from your "neighbor" in Gainesville!
And "Howdy!" Right back atcha!
I'm late to this conversation, but I was curious how things went with your garden?
Over the last few years, I've been moving towards edibles. I pulled up the hedge in front of the house and put in 12 blueberry bushes instead. Whenever something dies or the grass looks weak, I dig it up and build another raised bed or plant blackberries. It's a slow process, but it's fun to watch the yard transform from basically ornamentals to edibles. I still have many hybrid camellias- a gift from the previous owners that fill our yard with pink, white and red flowers in the winter months.
Your post was from a few years ago. If you are still on AN, I'd be curious to hear how your banana plant is doing.
Not terribly great, and I moved away for college. My banana tree is still alive with my parents, pretty big but not growing bananas yet, and I have two dwarf apple trees here that are going well. I managed to grow a few strawberries up until my foster kittens decided the garden plot as a litter box.
For now I have to make due with limited urban space and vegetables that grow upright instead of sprawling. My intentions in 5-7 years is homesteading with regional organic seeds including those from native plants. And this all has to live in concert with my chickens and assorted small hoofed animals. Just a dream for now.
There are some great ideas for urban gardening- roof tops, balconies, yards. It's also good practice for your homestead.