Author: tarzan

Phyllostachys arcana seedlings – shooting season 2019

Early starters Like each year since I’m growing the seedlings in their outdoor location, they started shooting before other bamboos. Fargesia Rufa started a week later and Phyllostachys pubescens ‘Moso’ seedling woke up 2 weeks after the seedlings. Winter was mild and bamboos managed to get through it without much damage. Sun during the summer […]

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Shooting Calendar Update

Too much data… As the Bamboo shooting calendar started getting more and more data, it became too large and it got impossible to place the large table online. It was getting harder to find shooting information for individual bamboo so I decided to do something about it before new season starts. I tossed away the […]

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Darkening of the foliage is evident.

Phyllostachys arcana ‘Luteosulcata’ seedling’s autumn transformation

Winter is coming Tonight, we’ve seen snowflakes in the air for the first time this autumn. Before the arrival of winter and bitter below freezing temperatures, bamboos prepare and become hardier which makes them more likely to get through the winter unharmed. With first cold, all Phyllostachys bamboos started shedding some of their leaves to […]

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Rhizome pruning

Unnecessary workout? I decided not to use rhizome barrier on my bamboos and rather risk breaking my back twice a year doing some rhizome pruning. So far, it was not an issue and bamboos failed to take over the garden. So far. This year, weather was ideal for bamboos to grow rapidly above and under […]

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