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Water Bamboo: Growing around ponds and wetlands

Water Bamboo: Growing around ponds and wetlands

Bamboo is an amazingly versatile plant, and with thousands of species and cultivars to choose from, you can find a variety for virtually any situation. From the oppressive heat to the extreme cold, from towering giants to dwarf ground covers, there's a bamboo to meet...

How to wash and care for bamboo clothing

How to wash and care for bamboo clothing

Bamboo clothing has a long list of benefits, in terms of both comfort and sustainability. But after you've enjoyed the pleasure of superior softness and a small carbon foot print, you might wonder: What's the best way to wash and care for my bamboo clothing? If you...

The best bamboo for poles

The best bamboo for poles

Gardeners have all kinds of reasons for planting bamboo. Whether you're creating a zen garden or simply in need of a good privacy hedge, bamboo is resilient, pragmatic and aesthetically pleasing. And from bicycles to bath towels, there's almost nothing that can't be...

Pros and Cons of Potted Bamboo

Pros and Cons of Potted Bamboo

A lot of gardeners are reluctant to plant bamboo for fear that its aggressive rhizomes will wreak havoc on their otherwise immaculate garden. This fear is not entirely unfounded. It's true that many varieties of running bamboo, with their monopodial rhizomes, can...

Should I plant a bamboo hedge for privacy?

Should I plant a bamboo hedge for privacy?

Here at Bambu Batu, we've written at great length about the countless virtues of bamboo. It's a plant of unsurpassed strength and versatility, with an incredibly rich and colorful cultural history. Check out our articles on What's so great about bamboo and Bamboo...

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