Bamboo Gardening

I know many of you detest bamboo. I forgive you. I have a special place in my heart for it! It’s smells great, brings the best green colors to a California Central Coast sand garden, and can really make the windy areas more palatable. (And it also makes for a possible alternate resource in a wide variety of situations, oft referred to as SHTF scenarios.)

A lot of the time detesting the bamboo has stemmed from not understanding how to grow and cultivate it. I’m not super interested in reeducating, to be fair. I’d prefer to just give it a gentle try, and let the results speak for themselves. I’d prefer to trial and error, and share all the results. 

Bamboo is just grass. Some of it is invasive, and spreads like weeds. Tends to be less desirable. You have to protect from it, wall off, raised bed, etc.

In spite of the fact that I’m misrepresenting the facts, there are basically two kinds of bamboo; fast growing (you must control and be prepared to deal with), aka spreading.

Second is the slower growing, oft more decorative and uniform to enjoy. I think cultivation is more of this gardening.

Horrible descriptions, I know. 

One thing I love about the series of tubes we call the internets, is how much I can share, be wrong, yet still learn something, and grow nice bamboo! And Pinterest can get all the glory it deserves and doesn’t!

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Author: TREVOR

Leukemia survivor. Son of The Most High. Father. Man.

2 thoughts on “Bamboo Gardening”

  1. It is pretty fast growing isn’t it. My Dad had bamboo in one of his gardens – he would fall into the hates it category – but that is because of how it spread and took over his garden. I think it is pretty.
    How are you doing? Feeling better? Prayers are still with you (and your family) ☺

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    1. I’m hanging in there, transitioning from the weakness to the shingles pain. But we have a plan that gives me hope.

      On the bamboo gardening, I’m hoping to get a couple raised beds, to start to cultivate with, and maybe start some projects.

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