Gregs Bamboo

May 18, 2006

May 2006

Filed under: Bamboo Gardens — lucky @ 11:45 pm

Wow it’s May 18th already…. Still no new signs of rhizomes emerging from the ground. It makes me wonder if I haven’t been watering the bamboo enough ?

June 26, 2005

June 2005

Filed under: Bamboo Gardens — lucky @ 11:40 pm

The Rhizomes came early this year. Late April… 

Finally, I’ve got the sprinkler system and grass in now. It took a couple years to get this far… mainly because money and I’ve done most of the work myself.

July 16, 2004

July 2004

Filed under: Bamboo Gardens — lucky @ 11:36 pm

2004 was a fun year for the backyard bamboo project. Still no grass yet and my underground sprinkler system is still a pipe dream. It’s July now and to late for that project as the heat is un full effect and the ground is as hard as a rock. Oh well, I can deal with no grass for a couple more months.

Looks like the grass is going to have to wait until Spring 2005.

- G

August 2, 2003

August 2003

Filed under: Bamboo Gardens — lucky @ 11:35 pm

After I finally removed the God for saken apple trees out of the backyard, I managed to flatten the whole thing out. The whole endeavor took about 3 months. All of the rocks you see in the picture to the upper right I pulled out of the back, one at a time. In retrospect it was a very humbling experience.

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. To save space I decided for moving our garden and trellising the fruits and vegetables over near the garage.
As you may have guessed controling the speading was a major concern of mine. Mentioning bamboo in a gathering of any size is nearly certain to prompt hysterical cursing from someone who has experienced an attack from the demonic plant that invaded unexpectedly and ceaselessly, and count not be stopped or killed. Such fear and venom is primarily directed at bamboos with a diffuse growth habit.

May 14, 2002

Overgrown Bamboo

Filed under: How to Kill Bamboo — lucky @ 9:39 pm

Another method is to dig a trench around the bamboo and leave it open. You can inspect the trench regularly and cut any underground rhizomes trying to cross over. Other people have used this method but filled the trench with gravel or mulch. Then each fall a shovel is thrust down into the trench, going all around the grove, pruning any rhizomes that are crossing the ditch. I am aware of several people using this method quite effectively.

The other day I thought of building wooden beds to plant the bory bamboo in. After a little research, I found a good article on how to build raised beds. The author, Kelly Wood is actually from here in Portland, Oregon.

May 10, 2002

Bamboo Garden

Filed under: Bamboo Nurseries — lucky @ 9:38 pm

When I first started researching bamboo I searched for bamboo gardens in google and found out one of the best bamboo nurseries in the United States is right here in my local hometown Portland Oregon.

http://www.bamboogarden.com/

May 3, 2002

May 2002

Filed under: Bamboo Gardens — lucky @ 4:00 pm

In the 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 3 years… The rotting apple trees had to be torn out a long with an old clothes line system that was burried in concrete 3 feet deep in the ground. The hardest part about the whole thing was the apple tree with 2′ diameter. After I cut the tree down and hauled off the trimmings I planned an attack on the trunk. It was an all out war. In order to remove the trunk of the apple tree from my backyard I had to rent a back hoe and dig around the entire thing…

April 22, 2002

Bamboo Is Popular

Filed under: Bamboo — lucky @ 11:59 pm

Bamboo Searches done in April 2006
Count Search Term
 49562  bamboo
 20309  bamboo flooring
 15073  bamboo blinds
 10068  bamboo plant
 6646  bamboo fly rods
 5602  lucky bamboo
 4529  bamboo floor
 4208  bamboo fence
 3965  bamboo furniture
 3901  bamboo fencing
 3587  lucky bamboo plant
 3580  bamboo curtain
 3400  bamboo shades
 2806  bamboo rug
 2579  bamboo pole
 2197  bamboo club
 2008  bamboo room
 1963  bamboo garden
 1643  bamboo wind chime
 1592  bamboo fly fishing rods
 1562  bamboo tree
 1468  bamboo plant care
 1324  bamboo band
 1294  bamboo earring
 1262  bamboo wood flooring
 1256  bamboo picture
 1167  growing bamboo
 1167  bamboo house
 1159  bamboo gazebo
 1147  black bamboo
 1097  bamboo bar
 1079  bamboo shoot
 1059  bamboo fountain
 1008  bamboo hut
 911  bamboo care
 882  lucky bamboo care
 873  bamboo forest
 866  bamboo shoes
 853  bamboo flyrods
 832  bamboo bar stool
 826  heavenly bamboo
 789  bamboo wallpaper
 774  bamboo chair
 771  big bamboo
 759  bamboo bernies
 750  lucky bamboo plant care
 745  bamboo stick
 744  bamboo steamer
 739  bamboo purse handles
 680  bamboo product
 673  bamboo rods
 661  bamboo screen
 633  bamboo bar style towel
 628  bamboo nursery
 615  bamboo picture frame
 597  bamboo porn star
 585  bamboo palm
 579  how to grow bamboo
 570  caring for bamboo plant
 562  bamboo tiki bar
 561  bamboo water fountain
 561  bamboo roman shades
 557  bamboo bed
 545  bamboo tiki torch
 542  bamboo room schaumburg
 538  to kill bamboo
 527  clumping bamboo
 505  bamboo beaded curtain
 505  growing bamboo plant
 499  bamboo hardwood flooring
 496  bamboo mat
 490  bamboo flute
 480  gold bamboo earring
 478  bamboo sheet
 467  bamboo window shades
 465  bamboo panel
 461  morning star bamboo flooring
 456  bamboo mirror
 454  bamboo frame
 452  golden bamboo
 450  bamboo wall covering
 447  bamboo clothing
 444  bamboo garden hotel
 435  bamboo house plant
 432  blue bamboo
 428  bamboo vase
 427  outdoor bamboo blinds
 427  bamboo for sale
 423  yellow bamboo
 417  bamboo restaurant
 417  bamboo seed
 415  bamboo table
 409  bamboo brand shoes
 401  aqua bamboo
 401  bamboo window blinds
 399  bamboo curtain rods
 380  bamboo hardwood floor
 380  bamboo wood floor
 379  bamboo yarn
 375  bamboo planting
 

Second-
Bamboo Garden Srches done in April 2004
Count Search Term
 1963  bamboo garden
 444  bamboo garden hotel
 331  bamboo garden restaurant
 110  garden bamboo fountain
 91  bamboo fence garden
 75  bamboo garden tea
 62  bamboo garden furniture
 57  bamboo screen garden
 53  bamboo garden bench
 50  bamboo garden japanese
 45  bamboo garden hotel beijing
 44  bamboo and koi garden
 42  garden bamboo edging
 39  bamboo water garden
 37  bamboo garden of washington
 35  bamboo garden flooring
 33  bamboo border garden
 32  burtons bamboo garden
 31  bamboo garden supply yellow
 30  bamboo garden buffet
 29  bamboo garden restaurant sunnyvale ca
 29  bamboo farm coastal garden
 29  bamboo garden stakes
 27  bamboo garden seattle
 25  bamboo garden michigan supply yellow