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