Saturday, September 3, 2011

Soaking up the sun... Sacramento style.

Today was one of those dreaded Sacramento days weather-wise.  It is that time of year where we see extreme weather, Sacramento-style.  Hot... very hot.  topped 100 degrees in Rocklin.  Now, I must say this has been mild for a Sacramento Summer and I feel a bit guilty, as it's nothing like a humid Summer in the Midwest or back East.

So, I did have a bit of a bight spot in the midst of the toasty temperatures.  My Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo' is soaking up the sun.  Literally.  This clumping non-invasive variety seems to suited for our climate.  The leaves seem to enlarge and green with the hot temperatures.  This bamboo seems to be built for the Sacramento area.  Tropical looking, it makes a perfect bamboo to screen the typical Sacramento area yard from that two-story house, perfect for a pool side with its thick tropical looking culms.

Here are some photos I took today, braving the heat, these make me truly appreciate this bamboo:

New culms are coming up, responding to the warm temperatures.

Looking straight up, love the big, dark green leaves.  The intense Sacramento sun seems to bring the best out in this bamboo plant.

Stay cool!

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Margaret Duarte said...

Yes, what a hot and muggy day yesterday was. Made for a beautiful evening skyscape, though. How nice that your blog was featured today in the Sacramento Bee as one of the best of the current Home and Garden blogs. Good going.

Mad Man Bamboo Nursery said...

Thanks Margaret! We were out at the Saturday Farmers' Market in Rocklin the next day (today) and it was even hotter and muggier. Glad to see the Delta breeze coming in tonight! Sean