Today, I took a longer way to head to my car (headed home) after a meeting at the Capitol Building through Capitol Park. I had heard of a really nice bamboo grove in Capitol Park (Downtown Sacramento) but had never encountered it. Ironically, I had worked in downtown Sacramento for seven years (1998-2005) and had visited the Capitol Building for work several times a week but never encountered this bamboo grove. Now, I go once a month or so and I found it, funny how things happen.
So... walk down 13th and L St. (towards Capitol Park ) towards the bright white Capitol Dome and you'll see this:
Phylostachys bambusoides 'Japanese Giant Timber Bamboo', immaculately maintained.
Up front, beautiful culms.
And an awesome grove of 'Cooking Bananas', biggest I have ever seen in this area.
Drop by Capitol Park, if you haven't seen this bamboo grove, it's worth seeking out. A gem in the heart of Downtown Sacramento
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