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by Rufledt
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Trying different species indoors
Replies: 0
Views: 5260

Trying different species indoors

I've grown japonica, Bambusa multplex, and a couple pleioblastus bamboos indoors successfully, but I want to see how other species can handle it. To that end, i'm experimenting with this one: 20181017_191138.jpg It's a 1 gallon Sasamorpha borealis I bought this year. I emailed Bamboo Garden (where I...
by Rufledt
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

A big thank you to Leo, I went to his place last weekend and did some digging! Got a couple aureosulcata divisions and some viridistriatus. It was great talking to him, I had a good time and learned a lot about growing bamboo in this region. Looks like the aureosulcata divisions are going to mostly ...
by Rufledt
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: R.I.P. Parker’s Giant
Replies: 17
Views: 12906

Re: R.I.P. Parker’s Giant

no viable seed is the real bummer. I wonder why certain flowerings don't end in viable seed. I had a japonica that started flowering, no viable seed. the guy I got it from said he had 3 japonica plants, and everybody that got divisions of one of the clones had flowerings, including his original plan...
by Rufledt
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: New To Forum | My Failures/Successes | Video of dividing
Replies: 13
Views: 7979

Re: New To Forum | My Failures/Successes | Video of dividing

Welcome to the forum! I cant speak to your choices and climate as I'm far north but I hope it works out for you
by Rufledt
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

Thanks Leo, i might have to take you up on that. i have plans to use pleioblastus viridistriatus in my landscaping and it would be nice to have the normal aureosulcata, too. Interesting you mention light setups, my garage is very well lit most of the time that i'm in there. During the winter, the on...
by Rufledt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

Quick question for anyone who has grown sasamorpha borealis or other similar plants, I know brad has. How much is it set back by top killing? I was planning on growing it in a large container but I'm curious if I can get away with growing it in the ground. I have a spot that's pretty big along one w...
by Rufledt
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Plants & Landscaping
Topic: Bamboo or not bamboo?
Replies: 5
Views: 8176

Re: Bamboo or not bamboo?

Could have fooled me! Even the fully grown plants look very much like bamboo except for the flowers. Too bad it looks like it's for zone 7-10, might not like my zone 5 winters, I could use some sun tolerant clumping grasses like that.
by Rufledt
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo noob in Southern California
Replies: 8
Views: 5363

Re: Bamboo noob in Southern California

"Bamboo can easily root in your brain and you might get hooked, if so you'll start collecting these other forms with no regard for your sanity." Hes got that right! If I had a bigger gardening budget I'd have a constantly expanding collection until I ran out of space and ended up on a new ...
by Rufledt
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo noob in Southern California
Replies: 8
Views: 5363

Re: Bamboo noob in Southern California

Welcome! I think Needmore is in california, he will have better specific info for you. For a bunch of info for beginners I would suggest checking out bamboogarden.com, it's a nursery in Oregon and they have lots of info layed out on their website Leaves will turn yellow from stress in transplanting,...
by Rufledt
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

sounds good, i'll do that then. Package came in from Bamboo Garden: 20180910_192016.jpg 1 gallon plants, i put them in bigger pots. Not sure what kind of "gallon" measurements they would be, but i think they are 14" plastic pots. Easily a few times more volume than the nursery pots. 2...
by Rufledt
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

Thanks for the feedback! The 3 big plantings are in ground, the small 2x2' raised bed looking things in the middle are actually movable planters. I plan to move them into the garage for the winter as I'm putting plants in there that cant handle the winter temps. If they escape the planter, the winte...
by Rufledt
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

New idea: 20180905_133539.jpg 20180905_133446.jpg 20180905_133504.jpg Removed one big center in ground planter, added space for mobile planters/pots. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to plant in all those raised beds anyway, and I can always add the middle one later. The 2x2 movable planters all ...
by Rufledt
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: First bamboo you obtained
Replies: 45
Views: 26575

Re: First bamboo you obtained

That's interesting, thanks. I have hard clay soil after only a few inches, I think the builders scraped the topsoil off when they built the place. I wonder if I bury the barrier a couple feet down into the clay, then fill the bottom foot back up with clay if it would be extra secure. Then fill the t...
by Rufledt
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

Came up with an idea, made a model, got it approved by the wife. Here it is: yard.jpg That is my idea for the south east corner of the lot, camera is looking north. I have 2 spruce trees in that corner currently, but they are going to be removed. That leaves pretty near full sun all day. I worked it...
by Rufledt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Getting back into gardening, zone 5
Replies: 44
Views: 21345

Re: Getting back into gardening, zone 5

So now that the potted bamboo plan is made and in action for at least the next year, I want to revisit the outdoor landscape. No new info in particular, just planning and i did something i want to share. First, i found my house on google earth, took a screenshot and put it in MS paint. I then drew l...