Bamboo with the longest internodes

Bamboo with the longest internodes

Bamboo comes in so many varieties, the diversity of this great grass is truly astonishing. Most botanists say there are close to 2,000 species and subspecies of bamboo. The plants come in different sizes, shapes, and colors, with different types of leaves, culms, and...
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...
Bamboo Terms and Vocabulary

Bamboo Terms and Vocabulary

There’s something uncommonly soothing about walking through a grove of bamboo. The air feels fresher and the soul feels cleaner. It’s a warm and fuzzy sensation that you can’t quite put your finger on. Equally, gardening with bamboo can be a very...
Is bamboo a tree or a bush?

Is bamboo a tree or a bush?

As a matter of fact, bamboo is neither a tree nor a bush. Bamboo is a grass, belonging to the family Poaceae, sometimes called Gramineae. The same botanical family comprises some 12,000 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants, including cereals and grains, as...