WPC: Bamboo, On the Move

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Our grove of bamboo, growing in the edge of the ravine when we bought this property, is on the move again. 

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Every spring it expands its reach, little by little.  This year we stopped it sternly in its first attempt to move up the hill towards the butterfly gardens.

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It has responded with strong new growth.  On the move, claiming as much of the garden as possible, we will need another conversation about limits.

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We love the bamboo’s cool green shade in summer.

The bamboo’s thick growth stops the deer, and offers shelter to our family of cardinals, who retreat into its depths at dusk.

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It is a beautiful barrier, muting sound and cleansing the air.    This is an ongoing negotiation with our forest garden.


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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Weekly Photo Challenge:  On the Move

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7 responses to “WPC: Bamboo, On the Move

  1. Hi WG… I know I don’t have to warn you about the bamboo. Lovely and very much the land grabbing carpetbaggers of the forest. My friend battled and lost the fight up in Babylon NY. Hope you can find a way to place a barrier deep into the earth that limits it’s encroachment : )

    • You are SOOooo right. This one has a mind of its own, and Stubborn! Now way to put a barrier. I won’t tell you what we do to the new shoots coming up in the improper place…. Best wishes to you today! WG

  2. I love the lushness of the fifth photo! It seems to give a sense of strength, shelter, and serenity. I’d never seen such big shoots.

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