On a whim, I had a rare chance to go to Midtown Sacramento on a Saturday afternoon. Usually, I have bamboo appointments in the afternoon, but today the bamboo appointments were in the morning. We went to Midtown Sacramento about a month ago on a Sunday and discovered Lumens through a window. They were closed on Sundays, but it was so interesting, we vowed someday to visit it when it was open.
Today was the day. We made the trek from Rocklin to Midtown Sacramento, went to Lumens and it was very worth the trip. After looking around, we wondered what was next. We travelled up J Street from 21st up to 26th, to see what else we could find.
Oh boy! First, its what I would consider an artists heaven with some art supply stores and some really unique shops. Along the way, I spotted some great use of bamboo at some Midtown businesses.
Here is what I found:
Beautiful planting of Phylostachys nigra 'Black Bamboo' in a closed container outside a Midtown business.
A view of how extensive the panting of 'Black Bamboo' was. This was a good demonstration of how well bamboo can be topped to meet any height specification. This planting was well groomed.
This was in front of a really neat business in Midtown Sacramento, Ladybug, Ladybug. Some really unique gifts and some really funny cards and knick knacks. Also had some fun kids toys. In front of Ladybug, Ladybug were two nice plantings of Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr.'
Midtown Sacramento is truly a great place to visit. Yeah, it is a distance from suburban Rocklin, but we enjoy making the trip there, always seems to be some new discovery with every trip.
Mad Man Bamboo - Rocklin, CA
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