Is bamboo invasive or just expansive?

Is bamboo invasive or just expansive?

Bamboo is a remarkable plant for a number of reasons. It is a grass, but it’s also something more than a grass. It’s famously renewable and sustainable. But sometimes it seems to be sustainable in the worst kind of way. You might even describe it as...
10 More clumping bamboo species

10 More clumping bamboo species

Based on the flourishing popularity of our recent post on clumping bamboo species, we decided it would be a great idea to do a follow-up. Bamboo has something of a lousy reputation in a lot of gardening circles. However, as with most cases of prejudice, bamboo’s...
Exotic Bamboo Wildlife: Bamboo sharks

Exotic Bamboo Wildlife: Bamboo sharks

Bamboo is a woody grass with more than 1,400 species growing naturally on five continents. It has been flourishing in a wide range of habitats since the late Cretaceous period, roughly 100-66 million years ago. So that makes bamboo as old as the dinosaurs. Only a few...
Dig a trench for a bamboo barrier

Dig a trench for a bamboo barrier

When it comes to growing bamboo, one of the chief concerns is about how to contain or control it. Bamboo has a reputation for being unusually fast-spreading and difficult to remove. In fact, this is only true for certain species of bamboo. But if you plant a type of...

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