Underground gardens

Dear laud8’ers!

Today we share a garden style which is totaly different than the previous posts of our site. Type of an underground garden, that is to be defined as Forestiere Underground Gardens.

It was built single-handedly in the early 1900s’ by a Sicilian immigrant named Baldassare Forestiere, a self-taught artist / architect / engineer / Horticulturist / builder, 1879-1946.

The founder; Baldassare Forestiere, says:

“Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not”

  

Forestiere planted multiple varieties of fruit-bearing plants at different underground levels. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits—many on a single tree—as well asmore unusual varieties like kumquat, loquat, jujube, strawberry, quince, and dates could be easily plucked from the surface by simply bending down.

 

text&images:  http://www.undergroundgardens.com, http://www.forestiere-historicalcenter.com, http://www.nytimes.com, http://www.pbase.com

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