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Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

Bamboo Birdhouse

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I built this little birdhouse using Moso bamboo and piece of copper sheeting.   You can use any bamboo that’s large enough in diameter.  Some other choices would be Vivax or Japanese Timber bamboo.  This birdhouse is about 5 inches in diameter. The hole is 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  The dowel at top projects […]


Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Earlier this summer we received a call from the Birmingham Zoo.  They have recently made major upgrades to the elephant habitat and were planning to add bamboo.  There is a quite a bit of bamboo at the zoo and they asked if we could take a look at the new habitat and give some recommendations […]

Bamboo Books

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Bamboos by Christine Recht Over 100 color photographs and 60+ drawings. Easy to read text. A nice, comprehensive book for the bamboo lover. Clear, concise descriptions of over 80 species. The pictures are especially nice. 160 pages. Hardcover   The Book of Bamboo by David Farrelly A journey through the world of bamboo, covering all […]

Build a Small Cold Frame

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Last year I built a small, energy efficient greenhouse to store many of our tropical plants in, as well as a place to place newly dug bamboo during cold dry periods during the winter.  Mickey and I didn’t like the looks of the greenhouse after it was completed,  it just sort ugly so I promised […]

All About Bamboo

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Bamboo is different –  I answer questions daily about bamboo, most require a little primer on bamboo before the question can be answered. So here goes- Bamboo grows very differently from most plants.  You may have noticed that bamboo comes in clumps or groves.  It is sometimes called a “colony” plant.  The two basic types […]

Customer Comments

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I had you send a bamboo plant to my father in Tennessee last week. He was so surprised and the nice card you included was just wonderful. Thank you so much for making my dad’s birthday one he will remember for a long time. Nancy M., Boston, Ma. Nov. 24, 2007 Thank you! I will […]

Ordering Shipping FAQ

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

How do you prepare and ship the plants?  We ship exclusively with UPS. I’ve potted and shipped thousands of bamboo plants over the years. I know how to do it right.  When I dig divisions from my bamboo groves I rinse all the dirt from the roots and pot the plants up in 2 or […]