Return to the Bamboo Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Going to create a beginner bamboo package, what to include?

Posted by takumaku 7b-8 (My Page) on
Sun, May 6, 07 at 22:46

I remember a few years ago when I first was looking to grow some bamboo and I discovered how costly it was to buy. I couldn't image spending $65 for a 5-gallon pot of F. rufa or B. multiplex when I was just toying with the idea of growing bamboo. Luckily, I found a fellow hobbyist who didn't mind donating a small 3-gallon pot of B. multiplex to a beginner.

My question to my fellow growers, if you were going to create a beginner bamboo package, what species would you include? The basic idea is to offer 4 bamboos that are 'cheap' and easy to grow. I have been toying with this idea for a few months now. This is the suggestion that I thought of.

Total cost to the beginner: $10 + shipping. All of these are 1 gallon pots.

Arundinaria gigantea 'tecta'
Bambusa multiplex
Phyllostachys aurea
Bambusa vulgaris


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Going to create a beginner bamboo package, what to include?

  • Posted by lkz5ia z5 west iowa (My Page) on
    Mon, May 7, 07 at 10:32

It all depends where someone lives, what I would include for beginners would be vastly different, obviously because of climate. Also, runners versus clumpers. If a person absolutely doesn't want invasive bamboo, then idea would have to be reformated.


 o
RE: Going to create a beginner bamboo package, what to include?

When we lived in Portland, Oregon we started with black timber bamboo and yellow bamboo - fifteen years later we had the most beautiful "fence" of bamboo! The lady who bought the house next door to us said that it was the bamboo fence between our 2 properties that was the sale clincher.

And they were extremely low maintenance - we just laid a dripper line alongside them and then forgot about them. No fertilizer. No containment measures. Nothing.


 o
RE: Going to create a beginner bamboo package, what to include?

Great idea... I'd love to find a cheap/free/affordable resource for getting started...

I've been reading a lot and definately have the bug! Unfortunately (not really...) my gardening is on a really tight budget - new baby!

Some of the prices I've run across are truly prohibitive. But I've got a couple of great spots for some!

Let me know how this idea progresses - or if anyone has suggestions please.


 o
RE: Going to create a beginner bamboo package, what to include?

excellent idea. Why is boo so expensive? I mean, the stuff is almost indestructable (given the correct zone) and it grows so freely. I wonder if the government (or big oil) owns the boo farms. LOL.


 o
RE: Going to create a beginner bamboo package, what to include?

OH PLEASE IF YOU GET THIS TOGETHER P-L-E-A-S-E LET me be your first Costumer Just email me..I love bambo have a small home lot in central florida and a green space between be and a cemetary...it is shaded then a mostly sunny spot between it and my yard. Please keep me in mind


 o
RE: Going to create a beginner bamboo package, what to include?

I've lost track of some of the on-line ordering sources for bamboos (ones that the forum members trust and recommend). Could you include that information too?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Bamboo Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here