Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fence

Last Tuesday I showed you a blooming ocotillo plant and I mentioned that the dried branches are sometimes used as a natural fence material. Well here is an example of what I meant. This fence is made from the dried, long thin branches of an ocotillo.

7 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

That works. It is also better for the environment to use things like this. I would if I lived there again. That and adobe.

cieldequimper said...

Very interesting and extremely atmospheric photo.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I trust that they used ocotillo that were dying or that had to be cut down for other reasons, or trimmed a few of the branches, rather than cutting down perfectly good ocotillo plants to use for fence materials.

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Jarart said...

They make a nice shade too. This shot shows the fence use very well.

JM said...

Glad you mention your tuesday post as I had not seen it! Love the humming bird as weel as the plant.
And this fence is really cool!

susieofarabia said...

I grew up in an adobe house in Douglas and I remember seeing ocotillo fences and gates, and I've seen them used as inside panels on cabinet doors too. It's great when the natural resources are used in these ways.

renee said...

as I understand the canes are suppose to take root and bloom flowers at the tips. I haven't yet seen a blooming octotillo fence. if you come across a picture of one I would love to see it.