Barrier method, Planting time, Cultivar
Hi new to GardenWeb first post.
I've always loved bamboo but extremely apprehensive rather more like scared of planting it. I desperately need a screen for my back yard and have the idea of planting cold hardy Running bamboo in 55gallon plastic barrel halves but before I commit I want some expert advise.
1: Plan on digging the barrels without drainage holes about 2ft deep; like a large container planting. Is this sufficient room for a mid-sized running bamboo and will it contain it?
2:When is the best time to buy and plant bamboo. Any online nursery suggestions, or someone needing to divide (I'd pay shipping)
3: Finally any cultivar suggestions I know nothing about bamboo just that I want something with high a impact trunk and screens well.