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by ryanchristensen
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Website Suggestions and Notes
Topic: New website changes
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: New website changes

No worries mate! I just found that species list tool super useful. Glad to hear it will return.

Best
by ryanchristensen
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Website Suggestions and Notes
Topic: New website changes
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: New website changes

Is the plant list still available somewhere? I used to have my collection list on here somewhere but now I cannot find it ?
by ryanchristensen
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory' flowering in Issaquah, WA
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory' flowering in Issaquah, WA

I seem to have had a lot of flowering. Chusquea gigantea, chusquea culeou, Phyllostachys nigra, and Phyllostachys nigra bory. I guess the price you pay when you have 31 varieties. Still seems high though. I had a nigra that flowered about 5 years ago. Since then I have replaced it with some really n...
by ryanchristensen
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory' flowering in Issaquah, WA
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory' flowering in Issaquah, WA

I just wanted to share, and see if anyone else is having this happen.

This was one of my largest and it was in a key area. :( super bummed.

Absolutely loved this plant. I will collect seeds and try to reboot it. I got this from a generous guy, he told it was Bory.

Best,
Ry
by ryanchristensen
Wed May 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Chusquea Gigantea flowering :( WA state
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Chusquea Gigantea flowering :( WA state

I got a three culm clump from someone near seattle about eight years ago. It is a pretty weepy variety but I didn't have it in full sun. Does yours look like mine?
Best,
Ry
by ryanchristensen
Tue May 12, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Chusquea Gigantea flowering :( WA state
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Chusquea Gigantea flowering :( WA state

One of my favorites is going bye bye :(

This is one of about 6 clumps around my yard (key for privacy)

Im going to try and collect seeds but I haven't had any luck with this in the past.

Best,
Ry
:sawzall:
by ryanchristensen
Tue May 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Can you layer bamboo like this drawing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Can you layer bamboo like this drawing?

Hey gang,

Can you bury bamboo lying down with leaves exposed and have it root at the nodes?
I would like to try this with some of my clumpers. If I try it I will post pics.

All the best,
Ryan :sawzall:
by ryanchristensen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: The Beauty Phyllostachys huangwenzhu Inversa
Replies: 11
Views: 5970

Re: The Beauty Phyllostachys huangwenzhu Inversa

Holy crap that is an awesome grove! :bounce:
by ryanchristensen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: ID help with two clumpers near Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 4651

Re: ID help with two clumpers near Seattle

Oh awesome, You guys are awesome. I believe there is a presence of oral setae. Amazing. If I look at the pics here: http://www.bamboobotanicals.ca/html/bamboo-news/2014/featured-bamboo-robusta/featured-bamboo-robusta.html (Fargesia robusta) It does look just like what I have. or this photo from bamb...
by ryanchristensen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Exchanges
Topic: Issaquah, WA - Looking to trade
Replies: 0
Views: 3712

Issaquah, WA - Looking to trade

Hey, I am looking for new boos and have the following to trade: Japanese black pines shimpaku junipers Phyllostachys aurea Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory' Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young' Pseudosasa japonica Semiarundinaria fastuosa (aggressive here) Also just...
by ryanchristensen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: ID help with two clumpers near Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 4651

Re: ID help with two clumpers near Seattle

I think you guys are correct about the Pseudosasa japonica. Thank you so much! The women I got this from said "we had this 12 years before it sent out runners" The entire 20 year old clump was an unmaintained kidney bean shape about 12 feet across and very dense. It didn't seem like it was...
by ryanchristensen
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Castillon (kimmie madake) or Huangwenzhu (kimmie vivax) or ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3063

Re: Castillon (kimmie madake) or Huangwenzhu (kimmie vivax)

That stuff is very cool. I am in issaquah, if you are close to me and want to trade let me know!
by ryanchristensen
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: ID help with two clumpers near Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 4651

Re: ID help with two clumpers near Seattle

can you guys see my images?
by ryanchristensen
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: ID help with two clumpers near Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 4651

ID help with two clumpers near Seattle

Hello, I recently traded some bamboo for two unidentified clumpers. I would love some help figuring out what they are. #1 dark green clumper: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3EYLWKDeDHxNSVC58 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LFDFH1Vw5YfRWzu96 https://photos.app.goo.gl/qJQx8sbyvmoVWvbn6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
by ryanchristensen
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Exchanges
Topic: Looking for some vivax - WA state, will travel for boo.
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Re: Looking for some vivax - WA state, will travel for boo.

Hey thanks buddy.

Im sort of looking for something local but thanks a bunch for the offer!

If I cant find something in the next few months I am going to go get a huge one from bamboo gardens in Oregon.

Best,
Ry