Not really sure where my fascination of bamboo comes from. Perhaps
growing up near a large grove when I was younger we used to play hide
and seek in the tall green and yellow striped trees. 20 years later
I have a couple of my own bamboo gardens now and this is an attempt
to document the bamboo's growth, health and how well it stays maintained
in the barriers I've planted the bamboo in.
I've published some notes in my bamboo
blog to document the process of my own bamboo garden experience...
May // 2002
Spring of 2002 I started a mission in my backyard. The mission was
to replace the old run down forgoten hedge and apple trees with a
new lush enviroment. No more summers with apples and hornets dominating
my lawn. Little did I know I wasn't going to have a lawn for another
August // 2003
In the August 2003 picture above, you can see the height of the plants
I purchased. Each one was already about 15ft tall. Starting from the
right going to left it's Timber Bamboo, Bamboo Sweetshoot, Timber,
Sweetshoot then Timber Bamboo again on the left.