Bamboo growing in public?
I am with a non-profit, and we are holding a charity concert in the city this coming Wednesday to raise funds for our project in Vietnam. Because it's an asian holiday on the 7th (Wed), we are planning to incorporate that into the theme of our event.
I am looking for bamboo trees, since this is part of the tradition for this holiday called Tanabata. I've been going around to plant stores both in Jersey and in the city, only to find that 5-6ft bamboo trees cost around 150 dollars. Some people I know have told me there are parks and other public areas where there are wild bamboo, and I was wondering if (a) anyone can help me locate them or (b) know any other store/alternative that is cheaper.
Thank you in advance.