Category Archives: Black

Phyllostachys nigra

Bamboo Activity for May 23, 2013

Every day I go out to the centerpiece bed in the middle of the backyard and look for new activity. This bamboo species is the latest of our kinds to shoot in the spring. Today I found our first new shoot. I am hoping that this year as it is more established, brings many new shoots as it is pretty bare at the moment. A friend recently asked me if that was a mulch bed rather than a bamboo bed as it is mostly empty.
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First Black Shoot 2012!

Friday the 13th was not an unlucky day for me this year. Day at work was good, ride home could have been worse -- even though the Schuylkill Expressway eastbound was closed so I had to take the Blue Route home, I still got home in an hour and a half. I have a splitting headache, but it is sinuses, time of year. Beautiful day with lots of sun... and the first shoot in our Black Bamboo Garden was waiting for me when I got home.
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