I've told you so many times, you have to rhizome prune every year!
When you don't, you get "problems".
Like this Phyllostachys bissetii shoot coming up through my driveway crack:
I've had many things growing in these cracks including large sunflowers, but this is the first time the bamboo has
There are some pretty impressive shoots coming up in the right places too...
...like my favorite: Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'. It's going to put on a bit more height this year, I know it!
It's not all just bamboo shoots around here. It's alliums too!
This is one of my new ones (planted last autumn), Allium 'Red Mohican':
Not quite opened yet, but I couldn't wait to show you. Besides, with rain coming this weekend who knows if it will get beaten down by hail?
It's clematis too, with 'Niobe' blooming first:
But it's not all pretty blooms -- there are some more sinister ones around too:
The voodoo lily (Amorphophallus konjac) blooms have colored up and the largest are just about open.
It will start stinking the place up tomorrow I'd guess. Blech.
Have a good, non-stinky weekend!
I'm hoping to get a handle on my new unpredictable work schedule pretty soon and get a few posts queued up so new ones are not so sporadic. Sorry if you've been missing them!