Where to buy Bamboo ?

bean_podNovember 12, 2005

Hello all...I am looking for some good places to purchase some bamboo. Does any of the sites online have offers for printed catalogs that they send in snail mail? Thank you.

Deb

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lkz5ia

I haven't gotten any catalogs, I think they post most of their info on the web. So its like an online catalog.
Places like http://lewisbamboo.com/pricelst.html has a wealth of information to help.
Also, http://www.bambooplantation.com/files/price_list.php has some great prices and is located in Mississippi.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2005 at 10:32AM
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bean_pod

Thank you for the info. I'll check into them. That's good that one is in Mississippi. I'll have to find out where in MS. Thank you again.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2005 at 1:10PM
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kookwonk(z4 PA)

Bamboo Sourcery has good prices and selection and was very helpful with answering questions when I was looking for my first bamboo purchase. They have a good site, it is bamboosourcery.com I think.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2005 at 6:54PM
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bean_pod

Thank you! I will go check out bamboo sourcery too. I have bamboo fever.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2005 at 3:44AM
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lkz5ia

Watch out, bamboo fever is contagious. Many family members and friends may catch it.

Here is gardenwatchdog search for bamboo companies
http://davesgarden.com/gwd/advanced.php?search_text=bamboo

    Bookmark   November 13, 2005 at 11:21AM
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roy_rogers(Tampa, FL (9B))

Deb,

Try the link below.

Roy in Tampa
Mississippi Redneck (1944-1975)

Here is a link that might be useful: Bamboo Sources via Bambooweb.info

    Bookmark   November 13, 2005 at 11:43AM
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bean_pod

Thank all of you very much for giving me these links and names of sites. I can't wait to look at them all. Yes my fever might spread to the whole family and friends. LOL

    Bookmark   November 14, 2005 at 1:14AM
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socalboo

Isn't Jim Bonner in mississippi somewhere? he's at bambooplantation.com. Have had GREAT success with his plants and shipping to so cal. Also very good luck with R. Saporito at tropicalbamboo.com (somewhere in FL).

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 6:37PM
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stevelau1911

Stay away from Jim Bonner at bambooplantation. He sent me some plants on the verge of death and has been ignoring all my attempts to contact him so I guess everytime he sells a dead plant, he puts that number on a do not call list.

Unless you want to have the same experience, stay clear of bambooplantation.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 12:30PM
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new2zone9a

Wow, old thread. But since revived...

re: "Posted by SoCalBoo 10a/b (My Page) on Thu, Nov 17, 05 at 18:37
...Also very good luck with R. Saporito at tropicalbamboo.com (somewhere in FL)."

I can vouch for Robert at Tropical Bamboo. The somewhere is NW Palm Beach County. I've never had a plant shipped but have been to the nursery a few times and first bought from him when he was selling out of his backyard. Real nice guy. I've no doubt he does a great job in shipping bamboo (specializes mostly in clumpers).

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 6:32AM
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bemg_att_net

I am planning to build a small patio cover from bamboo poles in Southern California. The material will be exposed to high temperatures in the summer and humidity in the winter. Do the poles need any special special treatment to avoid cracking and deterioration?

Thanks,

Bob

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 7:52PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Bob-
There is probably nothing you can do to prevent some deterioration over time. It's just something that occurs naturally and I'm not aware of a coating or treatment that will prevent cut bamboo culms from doing this. However, they should last quite a few years and the cracking will add to the "character."

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 9:29PM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Steve Ray Bamboo in Alabama.Never purchased but spokento them and driven past their farm out in the countryside.They have quite a large spread.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 8:12PM
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fingersoup

I would 2nd the recommendation for Lewis Bamboo. Got some great rubromarginata from them last spring and they are doing VERY well. From Landscaping / House

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 3:40PM
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euqruob(Phoenix, AZ)

They sell many varieties here at the Home Depot and at Lowes, good prices too! Not sure whether they do it outside of the SW though.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 8:17PM
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