Friday, April 20, 2018

Bamboo

When we visited  Disney World few years ago, I was   elated to see some bamboo  in their landscape and I thought, I wish we could grow it where we live so when I saw a house in our neighborhood with a lot of bamboos, I was excited.  Few years later, we owned that homed.  Unfortunately, the former owner, dug out most of the bamboos in his property.  Bamboo is very invasive so I can understand but I wouldn't mind having it   since it is far from the house anyway.  Luckily, they are starting to come back up.  So you see, bamboo is very resilient so it is ot easy to get rid of them.  
"The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.  Did you know that bamboo can be used to create musical instruments such as flutes, xylophones, drums and chimes because of its resonant quality?"
Last year, a guy chopped down some of the bamboos in the adjacent property from ours and they left the small ones laying around there.  I  gathered  it and made  trellis out of it.  Or you can just erect a dried bamboo and it will serve as the  climbing trellis of your fruit such as this blackberry I planted by the fence.
On another note, I save this  piece of the branch from the crab apple that we tore down last year.  This serves as the  stand for some of my potted plants.
Spring is taunting this side of the world, one day it's warm and the next day it's snowing so we still have a long way to go before we can fully enjoy the nice weather and the blooms from our garden.  
Even the daffodils that just starting to bloom are now wilted  because of the freezing temperature that we have had this week.  Anyway, here's how the bamboo looks like  when it is snowing.
Even  on winter, they look  beautiful.  I love  looking at the bamboos because it reminds me of home.  Bamboo is an essential  part of the housing to where I grew up so I have great memories with it.  I won't get rid of the ones that starting to grow in our property because I want it to be a barrier  from our home to the public property  close to us.  It also a  safe haven for the birds.  I love watching the birds all flocked together in there  every night.

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Candysfarmhousepantry said...

We have some friends who planted a bamboo fence and it is really cool looking. We didn't have much of a spring and looks like we will go straight into summer.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Bamboo is rather pretty. I don't have any of it. I hope you get some consistent warm weather soon!

Tasheena Womack said...

I have to look into how to grow bamboos. They’re so pretty to me and make such a great conversation piece.

Joanna Brittain said...

We have bamboo all over the back yard. I really want to create a fence with it, but right now, it's just sort of popping up wherever it likes.

Jeannette said...

I love bamboo. When I was in Hawaii we went to a bamboo forest and it was just amazing to see.

Melissa Chapman said...

Bamboo is such a beautiful plant and can be used to make so many things and also instruments. I did not think I could grow it by me it gets too cold most of the year.

Tomi Clark said...

We have a neighbor who has bamboo as a border plant. It stands out as it's the only bamboo "fence" in the area. Very unique and very beautiful.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

We don't have bamboo here, other than the small pieces in a vase. It is very invasive and I've had some people tell me rather challenging to get rid of properly.

Glam Karen said...

I've never really grown bamboos before but they are beautiful. It's nice to see them growing in your garden. I'm sure you're looking forward to having more of them around!

Jenn said...

Bamboo is such a beautiful plant, but I don't think I can grow it here in Michigan. I also have a black thumb, so i'm not very adventuress when it comes to planting.

Lisa Favre said...

I sometimes buy small pots of bamboo and they make such a beautiful addition to my indoor space. They are such beautiful plants!

Jill said...

We have bamboo in our neighborhood and as you mentioned, it's seen as invasive and people pay a fortune for its removal so it's cool that you like it. It is quite pretty.

Franc said...

Bamboo can be a refreshing site. They also are great coverings on the forest. It would be nice to have in the house or near the house.

Sara Welch said...

I have always wanted to see a bamboo forest. That stuff grows very fast!

Kita Bryant said...

A bamboo fence is a really cool idea. It grows fast enough too!

Cyn said...

Bamboo is so versatile! I didn't know it was so easy to grow - maybe even I can't kill it haha Thanks for sharing.

rika said...

I love bamboo.. I bought the small bamboo tree, and kept it inside the house. I've never seen any bamboo tree in my area.

Carol Cassara said...

I have no experience with bamboo at all! I think this is awesome and it's nice that you're letting it grow in your garden. It's such a lovely plant.

Bohemian Babushka said...

Bamboo has always been a favorite with Babushka. It's lovely and has endless uses. In Florida it's used a lot as decorative accents. BB2U

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