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by bambambooboo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Boo-Shoots 2016
Replies: 145
Views: 45678

Re: Boo-Shoots 2016

Bambusa membranacea striatus http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/bambamboobooboo/IMG_9975_zpsas23og57.jpg http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/bambamboobooboo/IMG_9971_zpsy36sfutf.jpg http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/bambamboobooboo/IMG_0044_zpsxoik3cru.jpg http://i50.photobucket.com/albu...
by bambambooboo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Boo-Shoots 2016
Replies: 145
Views: 45678

Re: Boo-Shoots 2016

Bambusa vulgaris http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/bambamboobooboo/IMG_9898_zpsyipuiyy8.jpg http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/bambamboobooboo/IMG_0035_zpsy0lrj9lk.jpg http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/bambamboobooboo/IMG_0073_zpsswc6cxre.jpg last years vulgaris for scale http://i50.ph...
by bambambooboo
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Stunting Culm Growth
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: Stunting Culm Growth

Yeah, I know I've got the wrong boo in there but I brought them on this move from my last garden where I'd planted to maintain privacy from 2-story homes being built in that area so at that time in that garden I wanted the leafing up high. Only in moving them here, I wasn't initially sure as to how ...
by bambambooboo
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Stunting Culm Growth
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Stunting Culm Growth

Hi BooPeople. Just wondering if anyone has experience with this and if so maybe you can describe methods and results please... I've got a line of seabreeze aka Bambusa malingensis, pretty substantial clumps running into each other, I think was originally about 20 or more plants in that line in this ...
by bambambooboo
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: my new planted bamboo is dying.... I think
Replies: 8
Views: 4329

Re: my new planted bamboo is dying.... I think

Any of the above, could also be that pre-fertilized potting mix. Nearly every time I've fertilized a new division, I damaged it such that now I hold off until a plant is well established before fertilizing. I know I've read here that some guys feed their new plants but I always have better luck to l...
by bambambooboo
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Here's how to get rid of mildew on your yellow canes
Replies: 4
Views: 2599

Re: Here's how to get rid of mildew on your yellow canes

I've no experience using bleach to clean plants but my first thought was "yikes!" I was going to suggest a baking powder scrub trying to think of something that would give some abrasion without scratching. But I've never done anything like that so I've no idea. On googling though, there mi...
by bambambooboo
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: New arrivals! G. atroviolacea and B. chungii!
Replies: 3
Views: 2119

Re: New arrivals! G. atroviolacea and B. chungii!

Congrats on your new arrivals. Sorry I missed posting earlier, I definitely would have suggested some shade early on to acclimate them, especially thinking they just had a few days boxed. Plus I'm familiar with Robert's nursery, that some of the baby stock might have been shaded by plants nearby. Pr...
by bambambooboo
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriatus' "Sunburst"
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriatus' "Sunburst"

I've had mine for a few years, purchased from one supplier and then got another one locally. I grow them in 9a/9b Florida. They survived with no damage a low 20s cold snap that lasted about a week, a 100plus-year event for the area. My idea is to grow it near Golden Hawaiian for when the Hawaiian ex...
by bambambooboo
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo and Lightning?
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Re: Bamboo and Lightning?

Yeah, that's the experience of it, you don't get to count one one thousands, the boom flash being all in one. I happened to be looking out the front window at the time. It lit up so brightly that I thought the front gardens might have taken the hit and didn't see until the next day that the trees ou...
by bambambooboo
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo and Lightning?
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Re: Bamboo and Lightning?

oobmab wrote:
bambambooboo wrote: So even if a 55 foot tree might be more conductive, would an 85 foot bamboo take the hit?
Very good question. I'm too dumb to know...
Hey, you probably know more about lightning than even Ben Franklin.
by bambambooboo
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo Tunnels aka Bamboo Cathedral
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Re: Bamboo Tunnels aka Bamboo Cathedral

I very minimally poison as required in mulched areas so as not to disturb the mulch barrier by pulling weeds through it. The tunnel though is very thickly mulched--both imported and self-mulched by both the boo and the pines--and I do both pull and poison some in there but less and less each year. S...
by bambambooboo
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo and Lightning?
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Re: Bamboo and Lightning?

But there seems two major variables here, conductivity and proximity. So even if a 55 foot tree might be more conductive, would an 85 foot bamboo take the hit? I get that my riding a lightning rod up a growing bamboo was a bit silly, and maybe not up to code--though I do plan on selling rides--but a...
by bambambooboo
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo and Lightning?
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Re: Bamboo and Lightning?

Now I find my pool is not allowing swimmers even when not a cloud in the sky, but when a thunderstorm might be within five miles of the pool. Five miles. In Florida, that's pretty much every summer day they get to not open the pool. So I googled some more. Found this.... http://news.nationalgeograph...
by bambambooboo
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo and Lightning?
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Re: Bamboo and Lightning?

Alan_L wrote:Didn't the first incandescent light bulbs used carbonized bamboo filaments?
Yes, but it was from a giant bamboo so they had a bit of trouble fitting it

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by bambambooboo
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo Tunnels aka Bamboo Cathedral
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Bamboo Tunnels aka Bamboo Cathedral

I searched quickly but didn't find immediately a dedicated Bamboo Tunnel thread so thought I'd start one. Here's a whole gaggle of them, um, I mean a google of'm. https://www.google.com/search?q=bamboo+tunnel&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_BPpU83bEcfIsATS0YGgCQ&...