here's some update pics on my previous gallery (there's a pictures that looks just like rocks with grass, the grass is bamboo coming up.
Here is a link that might be useful: Update Plants
Wow- you have some incredibly gorgeous flowers !!! That bamboo looks so delicate !! How long does it take it to get TALL ??
Did your bamboo supplier give you a free machete with the plants? You may need one come Labor Day...(smile)
I had a greatuncle that spent the summer in Cedar Falls and the winter in Punta Gorda, FL...just after WWII he planted some bamboo next to the FL house garage...when he died in 1980 he was still trying to kill that stand of bamboo! Of course, the IA winter may keep your's in check...
Pete in IF
my bamboo has only been living for 2 years since i dug it up. There was a whole forest of it next to paul's discount in iowa city. i don't know how long it will take, that's all this spring's growth, so about a foot in a month and a half.