Is it safe to plant bamboo?

Is it safe to plant bamboo?

Versatile, resilient, and renewable, the virtues of bamboo seem to go on forever. One of the plant’s most impressive characteristics is its vigorous growth rate. Combine that with an indestructible root system, and you have a real force of nature. But many...
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...
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...