Practical Bamboos: The 50 Best Plants for Screens, Containers and More

Practical Bamboos The Best Plants for Screens Containers and More Bamboos are valued for their attractive culms year round foliage and ability to add serenity to any garden scene They add style to a garden and are ideal for screening eyesores and buffering noise B

  • Title: Practical Bamboos: The 50 Best Plants for Screens, Containers and More
  • Author: Paul Whittaker
  • ISBN: 9781604690569
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bamboos are valued for their attractive culms, year round foliage, and ability to add serenity to any garden scene They add style to a garden and are ideal for screening eyesores and buffering noise But the key to success is careful selection Practical Bamboos features the 50 best bamboos based on appearance and usefulness A handy checklist allows readers to pick plaBamboos are valued for their attractive culms, year round foliage, and ability to add serenity to any garden scene They add style to a garden and are ideal for screening eyesores and buffering noise But the key to success is careful selection Practical Bamboos features the 50 best bamboos based on appearance and usefulness A handy checklist allows readers to pick plants that are right for them at a glance A section on using bamboo in the garden covers topics such as incorporating bamboos in the mixed border, using them to create Japanese style or Mediterranean style gardens, using them for hedges and edging, establishing them in containers, choosing the right ones for difficult places, and selecting the best plants for small gardens or waterside planting Gardeners new to bamboo will relish the imaginative design and landscaping ideas and feel inspired to take a chance on a dynamic, rewarding plant.

    One thought on “Practical Bamboos: The 50 Best Plants for Screens, Containers and More”

    1. What an awesome book on bamboos. If you are interested in growing this plant I would encourage you to read this book first. It immediately begins by fixing any misconceptions you have. It contains good solid information. Mr. Whittaker starts off with some facts; "bamboo produces more oxygen and consumes more carbon dioxide pro rata than any other plant in the world. The woody canes that are dried from bamboo have a higher tensile strength than steel. Bamboo fibers are absorbent yet don't stick t [...]

    2. Didn't have time to get through all of this, but for anyone contemplating working with bamboo , I recommend it. Going back on the 'to read' shelf.

    3. I know nothing about bamboos, so it was all good information and has given me a good basis as to what to look into further.

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