a reply to: glend
I agree, Bamboo is an amazing plant.
It's unfortunate, a lot of people dislike it, because of its invasive nature. It can be contained, with a little effort.
Years ago, a friend of mine that grew bamboo to sell, gave me a container of Black Bamboo.
I set the container down in one of my landscape beds, by my house, with intentions of eventually planting it.
A few years went by, and it sent roots out of the bottom of the pot, into the landscape bed, and completely took over that area.
I am very happy it did take over that area . I now have shade for my deck, from the eastern sun, and I have privacy.
I love this plant, and have intentions of planting some on the western side of my house, to give shade from the hot evening sun.
My Father had planted some giant bamboo on a creek bank, years ago. Some of them grew to 4 inches in diameter, and 30 feet tall.
In this bamboo grove, of giant bamboo, kudzu began growing, and climbed the bamboo . It was the greatest amount of living green material in one
area, I could imagine.
I thought at the time, this combination of plants, could absorb a very large amount of co2.
I would think most people would not want kudzu growing in their bamboo grove, and I don't either. Maybe this combination could planted in old mine
areas, or on top of closed landfills.
Thank you for starting this conversation, about bamboo, an absolutely amazing plant.