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by Glen
Fri May 21, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Website Suggestions and Notes
Topic: New website changes
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: New website changes

The "Other bamboo related Photos" entry section seems to be there, but the "Bamboo Photos" section isn't working.
by Glen
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Shoot thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: Shoot thread

That's a beauty!
by Glen
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Please help-Bamboo is in bad shape
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Please help-Bamboo is in bad shape

Everything Brad said is 100% correct.

At this point, it is too soon to assess the exact extent of the damage. I am south of Houston, and probably stayed a few degrees warmer than you, but most Bambusa textilis forms are showing signs of life in some branch buds. The more, the better!
by Glen
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa malingensis and coming freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Bambusa malingensis and coming freeze

That's a good question. In my immediate area, it did not get cold enough to freeze even a crust on the surface of the soil...I did check. But the northern parts of metro Houston may have. I'm sure Austin was cold enough.
by Glen
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa malingensis and coming freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Bambusa malingensis and coming freeze

Brad,

That storm was a very brief spell in an otherwise extremely mild winter, so I don't think it will have a large impact on the runners. But if there is a noticeable effect, I'll be sure to report it!
by Glen
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa malingensis and coming freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Bambusa malingensis and coming freeze

How did your malingensis fare? I live down the coast in Seadrift and all my clumpers are hard hit including my malingensis. Even the multiplex varietys are hurt bad. Going to have to wait and see what will recover. MarCat This was definitely one for the record books :shock:! All my clumping bamboos...
by Glen
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: No quit in this guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: No quit in this guy

I once cut a Bambusa tuldoides plant out of the ground, with the intent of getting rid of it. I threw the rhizome chunks on open ground, so they would desiccate. But I happened to get a rainy period right after that, and the pieces produced shoots, then formed rhizomes that started digging into the ...
by Glen
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Bambusa nana

Very nice growth! Was the cutting placed directly in the ground, or did you root it in a pot first?
by Glen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo + Flooding/Salt Water
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Bamboo + Flooding/Salt Water

Running bamboos, in general, are much less tolerant of flooding than tropical bamboos. I have had many plants die or be quite weakened by periodic inundation, or just saturation in heavy soils. I would generally say that running bamboos can handle any amount of water, if they are on soils with good ...
by Glen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo + Flooding/Salt Water
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Bamboo + Flooding/Salt Water

I seem to have bad luck with tropical bamboo here along the coastline, and nearly a week out now from the tropical storm, it would appear I don't fare much better with responses on this forum. So it goes. For anyone arriving here in the future via google search, my experience has been that the Bamb...
by Glen
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bambusa textilis 'Kanapaha' Flowering
Replies: 12
Views: 3064

Re: Bambusa textilis 'Kanapaha' Flowering

Here is a picture of the seedlings. Hopefully, the cage will prevent them from escaping :-D.

Image
by Glen
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Tool for covering tall bamboo
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Tool for covering tall bamboo

mshaffer wrote:It's sort of extreme I guess, but it's nice to have a way to protect the larger culms when we get a blizzard, etc.
I have to say I applaud this kind of commitment and technical ability!
by Glen
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bambusa textilis 'Kanapaha' Flowering
Replies: 12
Views: 3064

Re: Bambusa textilis 'Kanapaha' Flowering

Just a mid-August update on this thread... Most of my 'Kanapaha' clumps flowered heavily in successive flushes from winter into summer. I believe they have finally stopped flowering. Most of the culms that flowered have now died. A few clumps produced very few flowers, and are now shooting, but not ...
by Glen
Fri May 29, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Top of new stem dying off
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Re: Top of new stem dying off

The shriveled part is dead. Many biotic and abiotic factors can cause this to happen, but it is nothing of concern.

You can cut the shriveled part off, if you like. It will make no difference to the plant.
by Glen
Mon May 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: vivax vs parvifolia
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: vivax vs parvifolia

Regarding Phyllostachys makinoi ... I have grown that species in Zone 8b for around 17 years. It is an outstanding species, really the only one that has vigor comparable to Phyllostachys aurea in that area. P. makinoi has withstood droughts that have killed other established Phyllostachys species, a...