Is there a guide for planting/transplanting/cutting bamboo?
I live in southwestern oklahoma, and I've noticed several stands of very tall grass which appears to be of a bamboo variety. I'ld love to plant some of this along the south side of my house for a bit of extra shade in the summer as well as for material for building projects.
Is there already an established guide for taking cuttings or planting seeds of an existing stand? I know that they grow in several different places around here, but what kind of soil do they thrive in? Will they respond well to Aquaponics techniques? I'm not even sure of what species they are... o.O