Gregs Bamboo

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.

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…