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Giant Bamboo: Massive grasses

Giant Bamboo: Massive grasses

So you have yourself a nice piece of land, with ample sunshine and adequate rainfall. And you're finally ready to plant some bamboo. But not just any bamboo. Not the Little League stuff. You've got the space for it, and you want to grow Giant Bamboo! But which species...

What is lucky bamboo?

What is lucky bamboo?

Back when I was running a bamboo boutique, this would happen two or three times a week. A customer walks into the store with a look of determination on his or her face and asks if we sell any "actual bamboo". Now, I have a thorough appreciation for a customer who...

Bamboo: A tree or a grass?

Bamboo: A tree or a grass?

"I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree," said the American poet Joyce Kilmer. Oak, spruce, or redwood, a tree is a most wonderful thing to behold, tall, mighty, and teeming with greenery. You probably wouldn't speak as glowingly about a patch of...