Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bamboo as a privacy screen in Joe's backyard...



Joe, a customer, who purchased Phylostachys bissetti and Phylostachys nigra 'Black Bamboo' sent me photos of how he used bamboo in his backyard. He built some really nice self-contained boxes to hold his running bamboo, large enough to get some good growth on these really nice varieties.

In his message, Joe said, "Some of the culms have literally shot up 6’ in probably 2-3 weeks. Not joking. Some of the plants are spreading out and others are shooting up. This stuff is awesome."

Thanks Joe for sharing your project. Looks great.

Sean
Mad Man Bamboo Nursery - Rocklin, CA

2 comments:

Ninaclock said...

I need to do something like that with our new retaining wall. Joe's pool looks really inviting as well!

Bamboo said...

We use bamboo as a screen between our neighbors and the stuff won't stop growing! We do live in a sub-tropical environment, so it is no wonder it grows so quickly!

That pool certainly does look good!