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Bamboo and the sustainable city... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living An interesting question to pose to cities seeking to become sustainable. Should bamboo be added to approved tree lists used by city aborists? No doubt that having a vigo ... Read on »
Bamboo and the environment by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Thanks to Gerhard for passing this CNN video on. Its about the environmental benefits of bamboo and a woman and her son in Bali showing its potential as a sustainab ... Read on »
Bamboo 101 with Joe Orlando of Fox 40 News by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Bamboo 101 - Joe Orlando of Fox 40 News interviewed me this morning regarding my bamboo business and bamboo in general. Enjoy! Sean Read on »
Bamboo in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living As linked below, Gerhard Bock has posted a really nice tour of Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. He asked if I could post and well... of course! These are really nice photo ... Read on »
Adventures in "The Land Down Under." by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Friend and fellow bamboo afficionado Gerhard Bock shares his adventures in "The Land Down Under." I asked and he is willing to share some of the really cool bamboo photo ... Read on »
Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda "Chinese Walking Stick", a fairly rare bamboo from the rainforests near Sichuan, China, that is used by locals to make walking stick ... Read on »
Bamboo milk? by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The many uses of bamboo... unusual but apparently true, Nivea makes a product called Happy Time Cream Shower made with Bamboo Milk and Orange Blossom Scent. The bamboo milk, ... Read on »
The truth revealed about 'Lucky Bamboo'..... duh, dum, duh..... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Did you know that 'Lucky Bamboo' is not bamboo? May be lucky though, not sure about that part. Always an 'ah-ha' moment when I mention this. More information ... Read on »
Bamboo Open House is set for March 13, 2010 and other events for this spring... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Bamboo Open House in March We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season. We are busy getting ready for Spring when the gardening season begins. We have set the date for ou ... Read on »
How to turn an ugly plastic container into a something worth planting in... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I was given some plastic horse troughs by a co-worker a while back and wanted to use them to plant some running bamboo. On their own they are n ... Read on »
Spring season kick-off Bamboo Open House by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Getting ready to send out details on our spring season kick-off Bamboo Open House. Also will have information on special ordering plants and much more...... Check back w ... Read on »
Happy belated World Bamboo Day! by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Happy belated World Bamboo Day! September 18. It was declared at the 8th World Bamboo Congress in Thailand this year. The latest Bamboo Magazine said it right - "Plant a ... Read on »
Bamboo that seems to glow in the dark at dusk... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Can you say... glow in the dark? This is Phylostachys bambusoides 'Allgold'. A running bamboo that grows 35 feet max with 2 inch diameter culms. At dusk, in the summer, ... Read on »
Beautiful leaves for an exceptional bamboo plant - Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima' by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is a favorite..... Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima.' A running bamboo that grows to 16 feet max with 1.3 inch diameter culms. As you can see the leaves are r ... Read on »
Place to go someday..... bamboo forrest in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is one of the places I have on my list to visit...... Arashiyama on the outskirts of the old capital of Japan, Kyoto. Specifically I want to visit the large Phylostachy ... Read on »
Many types of black bamboo.... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is Phylostachys nigra punctata 'Giant Black'. Gets to 60 feet tall with 4 inch culms. There is another variety called 'Daikokuchiku' that comes from a grove in Folsom t ... Read on »
From ugly horse trough to bamboo container with style.... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I was given some plastic horse feeding trough's by a co-worker a while back. I am wanting to screen my back wall with some of the large running bamboo I have growing in cont ... Read on »
Hard freeze, what hard freeze? by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Finally had a chance today to go outside while it was still light out. Lifted the frost blanket I had on the Mexican Weeping Bamboo and the Bambusa Oldhamii "Giant Clumping ... Read on »
Bamboo in a playground by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Bamboo plants I donated to the City of Roseville for a jungle themed playground (Mel Hamel Park) in north Roseville. It is Bambusa multiplex "Golden Goddess" and its hedged ... Read on »
Bamboo forest by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living By invitation, I visited a 50 year old grove of Japanese Giant Timber Bamboo at a private residence in Citrus Heights, CA this past weekend. Wow, what a site! Phylostachys b ... Read on »