9/1/09

I was very butch today

When I removed some bamboo.

Before:

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After:

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It opened up a huge amount of space

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and now I have to do something with it. I have literally dozens of rooted cuttings and seedlings of trees and shrubs... I have this cherry in a pot.

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I have two of them actually. I could plant that one.

I have a half-dozen Lobelia tupa I grew from seed. One could go here for sure.

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I have a few big pots I could use here too. Will a rambling rose live okay in a pot for a few years? I have several ramblers that could find somewhere to climb and entwine here.

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Cantua buxifolia 'Hot Pants' would be a very sensible choice here, and I have that in a 6" pot I got at my local nursery for half off.

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Lots to think about.

I took out half the clump in one piece which is pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

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Meanwhile...

The purple undersides of Senecio cristobalensis against blue sky.

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It's the same purple pubescence that's on the new stem wood.

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More purple.

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Is this purple? Pelargonium sidoides.

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I think it's more red. Like some of the grape leaves are starting to turn.

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6 comments:

weeder1 said...

do keep an eye on your newly cleared space as those bamboo corms can surprise you. Hopefully you got it all....

Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

I was thinking of growing Bamboo as a privacy wall. But everyone seems to be tearing theres out. Whats your experience with it?
Thanks
Jenn (4bratz2luv on Twitter)

chuck b. said...

I like bamboo, but it doesn't do anything. It just sits there and never flowers or changes color or makes fruit. Oh, it makes a big mess. Don't want to forget that.

The running kind is taking over suburbia. Stay focused on the clumping forms.

Brad B said...

Good job on the bamboo removal. Very butch indeed. To warn you, cantua buxifolia is a very odd growing plant (in form that is), or at least mine is and the two others I've seen have been. That being said, I still like it and think it's a good addition to an out-of-the-way part of the garden.

Christopher C. NC said...

Digging up bamboo is tough. Digging up bamboo without squashing everything around it is impressive. Now plant the bamboo in a big plastic pot to set inside a pretty pot and put it out street side unless you are worried about the pretty pot being stolen.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Now, if you were REALLY butch, you'd have conducted a covert operation on your neighbor's backyard thicket instead! ;)

I would love to tell you which of your options I think you should choose... but frankly, I'm a little distracted by that fabulous terracotta pot with the patterning on the sides. Seriously, I'm green with envy over that thing...