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Black Bamboo - update pics

Posted by greenman28 Nor Cal 7/8 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 12, 10 at 9:22

Good morning!

In February 2008, I started a stand of black bamboo - documented in the Thread Black bamboo planted today.
As I suspected, some green bamboo snuck in on the rhizomes, so in January (2010) I cut out the green culms. As you can see,
removing the green culms really opened things up. First three pics are from January 29, 2010.

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Some early activity....
It's a shame that I'll have to remove the green bamboo, but it comes with the territory....

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Here is a link that might be useful: Black bamboo planted today


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RE: Black Bamboo - update pics

Black bamboo is green it's first year. Aren't you removing next years black culms?


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RE: Black Bamboo - update pics

No, I waited to be sure.
The thick black culms that you see are from last year.
The thin black culms are from the year before....2008.

Even during their first year, Black Bamboo culms are dark
beneath the mulch/soil line.

Josh


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RE: Black Bamboo - update pics

Hey Josh:

Didn't know you grew bamboo. I have been wanting to try out a little bamboo, but it's hard to find at a reasonable price here. If I had known, I would have asked you for a rhizome or two to try out.

Christopher


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RE: Black Bamboo - update pics

Hey, Chris!
Yeah, I'm into bamboo...well, getting into it at least (my grove is still young).
If I have any rogue rhizomes, I'll try propagating one for you. I'm taking a break
from mowing the back yard right now, but I'll give the bamboo a peek when I'm out
there in a few minutes. We're getting close to black bamboo shooting time, here....

Josh


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RE: Black Bamboo - update pics

Thanks, Josh.

BTW How is your avocado tree doing? My avocado and mango both have had leaves turning brown and falling off. I think it's too dry in my place, even though I mist them.

Christopher


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