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Patty and I bought three clumps of bamboo three years ago and planted it. Not much happened since. It grows an inch or two a year, if that. It should be about 10 feet tall and then, more or less, form a clump and not spread out. But it is slow going now. I love some tall grasses and some of that gets to ten feet and has grass temps almost as big as a fishing pole. I have hopes the three clumps will start growing soon. I love bamboo.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my blogging buddies...Patty, and Abe LincolnBrookville, Ohio
Love the bamboo stems. I had the opposite experience to Abe. I planted some and it ran amok in my garden and we spent weeks trying to dig it all up and do away with it. It is lovely in parks.
So many wonderful textures in your post today... the bamboo is wonderful, but your last photo really shows amazing colors and textures with the unique plant combination! L
Lovely photos, Denise! I love the bamboo too but I read that it can grow like a weed.
That is a pretty red flower, and I like the bamboo too.
Denise, the second last one looks like wormwood but I wouldn't swear to it.Love the bamboo stems.
Terrific captures of lovely plants. I love the bamboo!
These are all such beautiful shots. I like the bamboo and the colorful foliage in the later shots is great.
Seeing the Bamboo stems reminded me of our recent trip to the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. They had lots and lots of gorgeous bamboo on their property.. I haven't ever seen that much before I don't think...Great pictures, Denise.Hugs,Betsy
Those are beautiful Denise!My Flowers
Hi Denise! I love bamboo too! They remind me of my friend Celina who used to design bamboo furniture. I love the bromeliad look-alike.
Great series of shots. I liked the bamboo captures. :)
Beautiful choice of shots. The fourth one is very different.
A very interesting and lovely set of nature here, thanks so much for sharing!hugs and a nice week,Léia
Bamboos are fascinating and so varied. We were going to plant a black-stemmed one but I don't think we've got room judging by the rate of growth of our neighbour's bamboo. Perhaps black ones don't grow so rapidly . . .
except for the bamboo, the rest are unfamiliar to me.:p the cabbage-like looks like water cabbage.http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2010/12/todays-flowers-18-clitoria-ternatea.html
Wonderful photos. I love bamboos especially the small variety.Mine is here.
Bamboo is so beautiful, I have grown it in years past.
I liek the bamboo forest. There are a great light in there. :)
Very nice, Denise. Bamboo can be so versatile! Your flower photos are always so lovely. No flowers for me today, but a trip to the state park - trees were my feature. Have a great day! ~karen
Hi Denise, great collection for TF. I love the black bamboo. There are many beautiful bamboos which are not invasive but in our climate they grow very fast. I haven't joined Tf for quite a long time, I hope I am back! thank you for your comment.
I know the rosette one is a kind of sedum, and probably Dusty Miller below that. The red stuff I've seen but forgotten the name. Lovely shots, and love the turtles below.
Wanted to say also that there are two kinds of bamboo; the regular kind that runs amok with deep and long underground runners, and the clumping kind which is much more tractable and tends to stay in one place. Be sure you get the kind you want!
I had bamboo grow all around my home in AZ , it took the place of curtains. The 2nd is a succulent, perhaps a kolanchoe, the 3rd Artemsia and the last possibly amaranthus.
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The fourth one looks like a flower!
Denise, do you know that bamboo shoot is edible? We call it 'Rebung' here...
Nice shots. Bamboo does tend to take over.
One of the many things I love about living in Asia is bamboo. It is beautiful in the wild and in gardens as well as made into floors and furniture. Lovely photos, Denise![I don't see where on the meme page I can leave a comment. I did visit Laerte's site. Thanks for hosting!]
Art just looked over my shoulder and said, "That blogger really has a good eye. She's a great photographer."
gorgeous! Love the bamboo!!!
That was interesting reading about bamboo, I enjoyed your pictures.
I love bamboo, invasive rascal though it is. Exquisite photos.
Sa flores estão lindas, mas os bambus me levaram à minha infância! Eu morava em uma chácara e teinha um lindo e grande bambuzal em meu quintal! Lindos!