This is why

This is why I love growing bamboo -- or at least one of the many reasons...

In a climate that is typically deciduous, brown, and grey at this time of year, I've got plenty of green to enjoy.


It's a fantastic boost to my spirits to be able to stand under these leafy culms and fill my eyes with shimmering green and sky blue, even if it is only 25ºF (-4ºC) out here.

A beautiful backdrop for the pond

It probably doesn't need saying, but I'm starting to get excited about bamboo shooting season which for this variety should be mid-April. (This year though, who knows when it will start.)

Until then I have all of this to enjoy, and I'm quite happy about that.


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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (February 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM)  

You took the words right out of my mouth. Very well said.

danger garden  – (February 15, 2012 at 10:59 AM)  

Hey it looks like a warm summer day! (except for the picture with the frozen pond)

Anonymous –   – (February 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM)  

That's it, I am now DETERMINED to find bamboo that will grow in my yard in Utah, with all out crazy weather, to be able to enjoy! Thanks...

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