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by grabhorn
Mon May 10, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Caña Prieta flowering
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Caña Prieta flowering

Hey, all. I've seen the posts about Caña Prieta and other Chusqueas flowering in recent years. This year it's my turn. CP is covered in them. C. gigantea is still untouched and shooting like crazy, as it does. How are others' Chusqueas? Have those that flowered in past years died? Fred, how are your...
by grabhorn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: 'Megurochiku' flowering
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Re: 'Megurochiku' flowering

I spoke to the folks at Bamboo Garden. They confirmed that they've heard of other 'Megurochiku' flowering in the area and that theirs, while not in full flower, are showing signs of heading that direction.

So I guess I'll hope for a full recovery and some viable seed. I'll let you know what happens.
by grabhorn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: 'Megurochiku' flowering
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

'Megurochiku' flowering

Three years ago, I bought a #5 Ph. nigra 'Megurochiku' and put it in the ground right away. It put up 3 decent shoots that spring, none in 2016, and one comparatively enormous one last year. This year, no shoots again and it's flowering. 20180608_083712.jpg 20180608_083753.jpg I also have 'Bory,' 'H...
by grabhorn
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Any one else making their own brew? other non-curriculars?
Replies: 3
Views: 4637

Re: Any one else making their own brew? other non-curricular

That's a beautiful rig, dependable. I'm envious. I've brewed on and off since 1995. I love it, but it's a lot of work. I haven't brewed this winter, but there's still hope. What styles do you brew? I tend to stick with ales, usually hoppy or dark. Do you keg? I still bottle, which is its own huge ha...
by grabhorn
Fri May 12, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: What are consequences of insufficient light
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Re: What are consequences of insufficient light

Thank you both. Is it my imagination, or are your responses opposite one another? In both cases you're saying the plant should be fine, so I'm content with that. Thanks again.
by grabhorn
Sat May 06, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: What are consequences of insufficient light
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

What are consequences of insufficient light

Because I live in a small (~1.5-acre) clearing surrounded by tall conifers, I have only so many sunny spots for bamboos. As a result, I have planted some in places where they get less light than they might like. What should I expect and not expect from those plants - smaller size, fewer shoots, less...
by grabhorn
Sat May 06, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Shoot variation on same plant
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Shoot variation on same plant

Hello, all. My Ph. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' is shooting, and I'm seeing a pattern similar to what I saw a couple of weeks ago on my Ph. edulis 'Gold Stripe.' The first shoots - seen to the left in the photo below - are very "pointy," having almost no sheath blades, where the shoots that ...
by grabhorn
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Boo Shoots 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 26945

Boo Shoots 2017

Found this today. F. apicirubens 'White Dragon'.
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by grabhorn
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Drip irrigation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3980

Re: Drip irrigation?

I'd definitely not want to go with pre-installed emitters, because many of them would be in places where I don't need to water. I know it's more work up front, but I'm willing to do it, because I think it will pay off over the long run. I see many diameters of tubing, 4mm, 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch, 5/8-in...
by grabhorn
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Drip irrigation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3980

Re: Drip irrigation?

This is fantastic. Thank you. I've bought many things from AM Leonard over the years, and I've generally been very happy with them, so definitely look at what they've got. I did look into regular garden hose and soaker hose years ago, and I decided it was the couplings that would have killed me, bot...
by grabhorn
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Drip irrigation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3980

Re: Drip irrigation?

Thanks, dependable. This is great stuff. Very encouraging. Soaker hoses were my first thought, but the plants are not contiguous, so there would need to be many alternating sections of soaker and regular hose. That would get pretty costly and be a ton of work both to build and to set up and remove e...
by grabhorn
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Drip irrigation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3980

Drip irrigation?

Over the past four years, I've accumulated and planted 90+ bamboos - both clumpers and runners - spread out across 2 to 3 acres. Summers here in western Washington are very dry, so I have to water weekly if not more often from July through September. Dragging long chains of hoses around and then mov...
by grabhorn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Permanent plant labels
Replies: 7
Views: 5164

Re: Permanent plant labels

Got any photos of the rock-labels? It sounds like a great idea.
by grabhorn
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Website
Replies: 9
Views: 5081

Re: Website

I agree with those above. Your previous site was fantastic - the photos, the identification tips, the hardiness data, all of it. I'd love to know more about different species' water and nutrient needs, too. And Brad, since it's archived, we can more or less restore what you had before if you want th...
by grabhorn
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Spectabilis flowering?
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

Re: Spectabilis flowering?

Mine, too, as well as Van-isle's. See here: http://bambooweb.info/bb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7227. Interesting that we're all in the same general area.