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Rain It does a Bamboo Good


Rain it does a Bamboo Good

Rain It does a Bamboo Good


Rain is one of the essentials for a grove of Bamboo. As we all know no one has the money to go out and water our groves on a regular basis. So nature takes care of that for us. We were in a drought being about 6 inches behind in the rain. Well in the past few days we have seen a deluge of rain showers just pouring rain. In one hour we received about 3 inches of rain, while most of that probably ran off. It did wet the ground so that it could soak up more the next few days. And we got hit hard about 4 more times. This is perfect for my Phyllostachys Aureosulcata or Yellow Groove bamboo. And many others that I could not get to. Like Arundinaria gigantea or River cane and my Phyllostachys Bissettii and Nuda. Also the Phyllostachys Nigra that I have been babying for 3 years now.

There’s Nothing Like a Good Rain Shower

Just watering is not the same as a good long rain. Just by watering the ground is so dry that it sucks up all of the water from around the plant, while a good long rain will wet the whole ground around the plant and the plant will benefit more from the rain. I don’t like to water with the hose because the chemicals in the water. I like to use the water from the rain barrels for one its cheaper and two it’s organic.

Ohio Valley Weather

For as we all know if you don’t like the weather in Cincinnati, just wait 15 minutes and it will change.  I actually live in Alexandria, KY  but most of my groves are in the Cincinnati Area. I am shocked at the number of people who grow bamboo in the Cincinnati area. Bamboo does well in many areas of the country, but does especially well in our zone 6. I’ve seen canes pushing 3-4 inches at the Cincinnati zoo. It’s just incredible and I can’t wait to see these in my own yard and gardens.

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Phyllostachys Aureosulcata 10 pots 1-3 ft tall. Hardy to -15 degrees F.

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Phyllostachys Aureosulcata or Yellow Groove


Phyllostachys Rubromarginata
Phyllostachys Rubromarginata

Phyllostachys Rubromarginata

P. Rubromarginata Bamboo

Phyllostachys Aureocaulis
Phyllostachys Aureocaulis

Phyllostachys Aureocaulis


Pseudosasa Japonica (Arrow Bamboo)
Pseudosasa Japonica

Pseudosasa Japonica


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