ABC book continues…B isfor
B is for Bamboo
I love nature. I just couldn’t begin to name all the plants I adore. On the other hand the list of those, I’m not too crazy about is a bit shorter. It contains ones like poison ivy and oak, and maybe the thorns on blackberry vines and roses, but at the top of the list sits the seemingly unimpressive Bamboo. Why you ask?
First of all bamboo grows at an alarming rate, yes, science fiction movie speed. I swear it grows two feet every day until it reaches heights of 50 feet. Who needs magic beans when bamboo is around? Trying to reign in this science experiment of the plant world is an exercise in futility. In fact my husband just spent his entire vacation in an effort to tame the forest.
|A few hours growth!|
No-- we didn’t plant it, a neighbor behind our property made that mistake. You see bamboo sends out underground shoots that laugh at fences. If you don’t have a pet panda, planting bamboo will be a huge bamboo-boo. Unless of course, you are starting a business making bamboo furniture, fishing poles or plant stakes, all of which are great uses for the stuff. So there’s the positive, however, I’m not planning that sort of thing so I guess I will just continue to try and contain the stuff as best I can.