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by dependable
Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Bamboo Experiment

I do most of my commercial plantings in some kind of berm, plus the massive one I have planted between me and the main road. The only tick is to make a trough in center of berm and put bamboo in it, so it can easily watered, and it looks like you have that covered.
by dependable
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: red margin bamboo
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: red margin bamboo

Are you referring to Phyllostachys Rubro...? I don't think P Rubromarginata is particularly suited for wet feet, but I have found it to be a hardy grower and good looking bamboo. It also has the distinction of being one of the last Pyllostachys to send up shoots in season, making it good for areas w...
by dependable
Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Will my P. Japonica recover after flowering a few years ago?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Will my P. Japonica recover after flowering a few years ago?

They may be new seedlings, or could be new growth that came from newer rhizomes that will probably not be affected by flowering. I saw the same thing when Phyllostachys flexiosa flowered. All the old grove was dead or dying, but new growth came up around perimeter of grove that never flowered and is...
by dependable
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Winter roost, fertilizer boon
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Winter roost, fertilizer boon

You mentioned it happened once, so I take it it was a one-off event? That aligns with what the ornithologist said, he said it was pretty random.
by dependable
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Winter roost, fertilizer boon
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Winter roost, fertilizer boon

All this winter my various stands of bamboo, mostly Phyllostachys, became night roost for at least many hundreds of Robins. The would come in around twilight in groups of 50-100, fly around randomly for about a half hour, then settle in the bamboo. They took off every morning around dawn except in t...
by dependable
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos

I've seen that too, fully defoliated culms use most of the spring energy re leafing, so there is not much left for new shoots. I'm not sure if killed to ground gets going faster than defoliated over the long term however. It probably depends on the variety and age of culms involved.
by dependable
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: This looks interesting
Replies: 4
Views: 532

This looks interesting

https://news.yahoo.com/bradenton-compan ... 42954.html

About commercial bamboo production in Florida
by dependable
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo variety advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Bamboo variety advice please

Not sure what your area's temperature range is, and you'll likely not find bamboo w thick stems at that height. Unless your planting boxes are quite large, you would be best to use a clumping bamboo, as running bamboos will become root bound in a couple of years in confined space. One that comes to ...
by dependable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Squirrel Repellant
Replies: 28
Views: 9548

Re: Squirrel Repellant

I was so busy w work this spring I did not get to protecting the vivax shoots, and they got almost all of them. They mainly wrecked the vivax, and a couple of odd aureosulcatas, if they ate Bissetii shoots it would be a good thing, in my yard anyway. Going to have to be more vigilant next wear. I go...
by dependable
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Need help identifying

To original post, I'm pretty sure that is rubro as well. Here are a couple of pics of mine I took yesterday.
by dependable
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Need help identifying

Another Ohio bamboo nursery showed me their grove of Dulcis which I knew for certain was Bissetii, and I know they got their plants from Kynn, so I'm not sure where that one broke down. I did not point out the error during my tour, the grove was actively shooting and the damn stuff was Bissetii whi...
by dependable
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Flowering cycles for Rubro, Bissetti and Yellow Groove
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Flowering cycles for Rubro, Bissetti and Yellow Groove

I'm not aware of any recent or recorded mass flowering events for any of those. Occasionally someone here will post about about a stresses Aureosulcata(yellow groove) type doing some flowering, but not mass kill off event. A few Phyllostachys I'm aware of that have flowered are some of the P nigra t...
by dependable
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3157

Re: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?

I don't think it is a percipitaion issue, at least w mine. It is always at least a month later than the other Phyllostachys I have. Nuda and vivax lag behind bissette and the aureosulcatas, but only by a week or so.
by dependable
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3157

Re: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?

Rubro for me too, mine are just starting to shoot now.
by dependable
Thu May 27, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Help identifying
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Help identifying

It does look like vivax to me too. Just wondering why it would only be 1.5 in wide after 10 years, especially in the south. My vivax puts out 3 in culms, and I've seen pictures of southern stands where it is even bigger. One bamboo that has similar culm sheath coloring, although usually a more "...