Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kiwi Carport Turns Driveway into Mini-Orchard

Completely covered with kiwi vines, this carport is clearly the envy of the neighborhood. We spotted it while walking to a nearby park, and it took all we had to not settle in the shade for a nice fruity snack.

Most orchards in our area trellis trees and vines in this manner, which makes for easy pruning and harvesting. Using the same concept on a smaller scale over the driveway is utterly brilliant, although not unusual at all for Japan. The two to three well-established vines transform otherwise dead space into a mini-orchard, and takes the concept of a green curtain to a new level for homeowners.

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