Monday, May 01, 2006

Sprout Hunting

My small back yard is enclosed by a grove of bamboo planted by my neighbor with my permission. I love the privacy, but unfortunately I did not know it would become a springtime nightmare. I had the zoo come a couple of years ago to cut it back, however they only wanted the new growth. I try to stay ahead of it, which I’ve always disliked doing, especially under the deck, so I decided to make it a game, hunting for new sprouts like Easter eggs. There are so many wonderful things one can do with bamboo, fences, furniture, chimes, candle holders, etc. Not to mention the great subject it makes for art.


  1. WOW!!! Your bamboo is like our ornamental grasses -- easy to grow--and though my grasses aren't as aggressive as bamboo--each spring is cut back and after 5 years - divide -- and they get huge! THESE ARE AWESOME!

  2. EVA! Pardon me -- but the top image -- did you paint that??? Hon, I thought it was a PHOTO!!! MY GOSH -- it's AWESOMELY GORGEOUS!!!!! BLEW OFF MY SOCKS!!! GREAT GREAT JOB!

  3. Oh, Eva, it IS lovely. But yes, I have trumpet vine I JUST HAD TO HAVE because my grandmother did. Now it is everywhere...


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