Friday, November 20, 2015

Bonaire Hedgerow

I have always admired English hedgerows which are basically a living fence of closely planted trees and shrubs. If well maintained they are strong enough to contain cattle. They also provide cover for a large community of birds, animals, and insects and give the English countryside its distinctive soft green look.

Here in Bonaire they have a similar concept, but in this arid climate different plants must be used. The candle cactus (Pilosocereus lanuginosus) is used and woven between wire, instantly providing an animal proof fence.

No comments: