It’s “spring” at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. Lots of flowers are posing for pictures.
On a totally different garden topic, let’s talk bamboo. Kanapoha has a fabulous bamboo forest. In addition to the bamboo stand by the red bridge they have a bamboo bower 20- feet in diameter for reflecting, having a picnic or just getting away from the Florida sun.
It was beautiful and I appreciated it BUT…
I hate bamboo. Detest it. Think it should be banned from the earth. In Connecticut I saw an acre destroyed by bamboo. The Rhyzomes extend deep into the earth. Conquering the invader required heavy equipment, a plastic barrier six feet down, lots of money and no guarantees.
Would love to know the secret of containing the damn thing.
Seeing azaleas 2.5 months early was a joy.
Have you seen any signs of early spring?
What is your experience with bamboo?