Fear of Bamboo
Hi everyone! You may remember I posted a while back about taking some plants with us when we move houses. Well, it looks like we may have found "the one" and might be moving next month! Exciting yet terrifying all at the same time. :) One good thing about the potential new house is that there is a small hobby greenhouse in the backyard. I saw it and was like, "It's a sign!"
Anyway, one big drawback, IMHO, is the stand of bamboo in the backyard against the back fence. I imagine this was planted for privacy and it is doing that job in spades. I need to look at it again to be sure, but I think there are at least two different varieties - one that had leaves sort of like a nandina and one that had thick strappy leaves like a corn plant or something. I also noticed at least a few culms that were popping up in the lawn a good 15 feet away from the stand. Ack! In the main stand, plants are very tall, some probably close to 20 feet.
DH said he likes it, but I'm afraid of it. And I think his fancy will wear off quickly if we have it sprouting all over the lawn, too.
Advice? Experiences? Is it possible to keep some of it and get rid of some or is that a pipe dream? I imagine this bamboo is now shared with about four backyard neighbors... I wonder what they think of it.