The Evolution of Bamboo
Someone asked me a while back to post how my bamboo does over the winters. So I pulled some photo's of my ph. decora and ph. nigra.
Planted in June 2010
March 2011 right after we installed the bamboo barrier
Today (Feb 2012) the larger plant is the decora, the nigra has stayed green this winter but has not gained nearly the size of the decora. I spent this last weekend composting the bamboo bed. I hauled 10 large wheelbarrows full of compost back to the bed, and freshened all the wood chips on top. Last year I put about an inch layer of compost down and fresh wood chips as well. So I think with the extra compost this year it should do swimmingly come spring :)
And I just found this pic from last June right after installing the pond. It's not of bamboo, but I thought "wow that's a cool pic" so I am posting it for your viewing pleasure :)