There is something going on in Panania. Right under everyone’s noses, the most magnificent things are growing. Here are some pictures taken on the walk mapped out below. It was only a short walk through a small part of the area. There must be plenty more to find. Why not go exploring and see what you can spot?
Down the side of a lawn, in an unassuming garden bed, what can you see growing? Is that a little citrus tree at the back? Are those pumpkins sprawling along the ground? Then at the front there’s fennel and sweet potatoes.
The leaves, roots and flowers of those dandelions in the grass are all edible. Did you know that the succulent with the pink flowers (baby sunrose) is also edible too?
Sticking up over a fence, what can you see? Lucky kookaburras don’t like fruit.
An olive tree, out on the verge.
A tyre filled with soil. Is this the start of a verge garden?
Better not try taking any figs while that owl is watching.
Bananas and chokos.
Grapes that didn’t want to stay hidden behind the fence.
Copying the plants.
A spider does a good job of taking care of this garden.
What will these lovely things ripen into?
Front yard cucumbers.
Chillies liking the shade of a banana tree.
This garden has so much going on. Is there a better front yard edible garden in Panania?
Lilly pilly hedge.
Yes, a little forest of weeds. But they are prettier than concrete AND they make oxygen.
Not even a weed forest can make as much oxygen as these beauties, and they smell better.
Bananas out the front.
A cute little pond.
More shade and oxygen.
Waist-high lawn – just asking to be replaced by vegies?
Yep, prickly pear is a weed, but you can eat it – the fruits and the pads.
By the sound of it, these trees, all on one narrow block, are home to most of the birds in Panania.
A tiny yard still had room for grapes.
More lilly pillys
An impressive lotus.
This verge is ruled by ironbarks.
Tiny gardens between hexagon pavers.
Not an edible tree, but still interesting.
Lots of things hiding in this front yard.
Figs in a warm front yard.
Nicely supported dragon fruit.
Citrus on the verge.
Pretty pomegranates in this front yard.
More verge olives.
Dragon fruit peeping over the fence.
A tiny vertical garden.