BEFORE - October 17, 2010
AFTER - May 26, 2011
AFTER - June 28, 2011
John and Fred cited some pretty dramatic growth in a 12 day period, from June 16, 2011 to June 28, 2011 as temperatures hovered around the 80 - 90 degree range. During that time, nine new culms emerged at about 3/8 inch in diameter. Besides the sunny warm temperatures, they worked in one large bag of good potting soil in with one small bag of steer manure last year into the soil which is now really paying dividends by a proliferation of new culms.
'Alphonse Karr' is a great bamboo choice because it is clumping, serves well as a privacy hedge and has some ornamental beauty that makes it a distinctive feature in any garden. Congratulations to John and Fred for the plants they call 'Happy Bamboo.' It looks these bamboo are grinning ear-to-ear!