Monday, December 15, 2008

Puerto Rico

Recycling Trees and Palm Leaves

At Villa Orleans we recycle and reuse everything we can. Visitors love our gardens and we work on keeping them healthy. You can't see the villa from the street because of all the vegetation. This is our own mini jungle. Villa Orleans is at the base of a mountain at the ocean, so torrential rains are always washing away the grounds and its nutrients.
I learned along time ago, you can fertilize the plants, or you can fertilize the soil.   We grind up and compost leaves and tree trunks.  Sometimes we gets gobs of seaweed from the ocean, and we rinse it and grind it up too.

Before.

My tools.  This is a great Sears Craftsman lawnmower.


We planted almost everything here from sees,  including this grapfruit tree.   This is the first year this tree produces.  I also grind up bags of leaves my neighbors throw away.  Any anything organic from my kitchen goes into a 50 gallon  compost drum.


After

Rincon Puerto Rico

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