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by fredgpops
Thu Feb 23, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Winter Kill
Replies: 19
Views: 4854

Re: Winter Kill

In my zone, heavy rain (52 inches) so far this winter. Had a 50ft oak tree fall but no damage. Currently have a week of cold weather. Expect snow in the next couple of days. Several bamboo plants turning yellow and/or dropping leaves. Snow in the Sierra mtns at record level for this time of year. Da...
by fredgpops
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Ugly wall transformed by madake bamboo slats
Replies: 2
Views: 2744

Re: Ugly wall transformed by madake bamboo slats

Going to install some Mexican tile in the bare area within the smallest square. I've never done tile work before. Rgds and thx
by fredgpops
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Ugly wall transformed by madake bamboo slats
Replies: 2
Views: 2744

Ugly wall transformed by madake bamboo slats

Used madake culms that had died off.
by fredgpops
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Is everyone’s Phyllostachys Nigra Flowering?
Replies: 15
Views: 10094

Re: Is everyone’s Phyllostachys Nigra Flowering?

My henon flowered and died. No sign of seedlings. Still have a grove of nigra and nigra hale. I sent benon and black seeds to several members but no one reported the bad success. Rgds
by fredgpops
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Website Suggestions and Notes
Topic: Re control panel Plant list
Replies: 0
Views: 3037

Re control panel Plant list

having problems adding new plants. RGds
by fredgpops
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: New plants
Replies: 0
Views: 1941

New plants

Just purchased Borinda Albocera and Borinda Pelonga from Gib at Tradewinds Bamboo. Gib is going to Retire soon so I wanted to purchase a couple of his semi-rare plants before he leaves. I purchased quite a few plants from him over the years. They have all done well. He has also been good about provi...
by fredgpops
Sat May 14, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: C. Gigantea seedlings
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

C. Gigantea seedlings

Just noticed seedlings in ground. Took about a year and 1/2 for seeds to germinate. Rgds
by fredgpops
Sat May 14, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: C. Gigantea
Replies: 6
Views: 2486

Re: C. Gigantea

Just noticed gigantea seedlings developing in ground. Estimate it took abt a year and 1/2 for the seeds to germinate. RGds
by fredgpops
Sat May 14, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Drepanostachyum falcatum sengteeanum
Replies: 0
Views: 1900

Drepanostachyum falcatum sengteeanum

Just noticed seeds developing.
by fredgpops
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Winter roost, fertilizer boon
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Re: Winter roost, fertilizer boon

My pyracantha bushes produce berries in late winter. Several bird species devourer them when they ripen. The birds get drunk from the berry juice.
by fredgpops
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Is everyone’s Phyllostachys Nigra Flowering?
Replies: 15
Views: 10094

Re: Is everyone’s Phyllostachys Nigra Flowering?

I had one grove bite the dust a year ago and have another grove well and alive. Seeds were not viable. Rgds
by fredgpops
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: C. Gigantea
Replies: 6
Views: 2486

Re: C. Gigantea

How are you holding up in the storm?
by fredgpops
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: C. Gigantea
Replies: 6
Views: 2486

Re: C. Gigantea

I sent a lot of seeds out to members and it appears none produced seedlings. I have seen seedlings for sale at a couple of bamboo nurseries whose plants had flowered.
by fredgpops
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: C. Gigantea
Replies: 6
Views: 2486

C. Gigantea

I had two groves of Gigantea flower a couple of years ago, then flower again after another year. My experience is that the culms die off after the second flowering. I cut abt 60% of the culms down. This year the remaining culms shot out new leaves , and I just noticed several new (medium large) shoo...
by fredgpops
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Website Suggestions and Notes
Topic: New website changes
Replies: 11
Views: 6359

Re: New website changes

Looks like the photo entry is working. Thx Bill