By Christine Recht
Bamboos are attention-grabbing for his or her attractiveness, splendor and diversity of shape, let alone their significance within the symbolism of some distance japanese poetry and paintings. backyard designers have for a very long time regarded the various chances provided via this precise plant. the following the reader is on the market the entire details they should develop bamboos in backyard, on balconies and terraces, in conservatories or even in roof gardens. Fascination with bamboos has led many gardeners to shop for them yet lack of knowledge in their requisites has usually introduced frustration and depression. This publication goals to right that scenario and provides a big resource of distinctive reference and inspirational color images.
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In these genera the bud from which the branches develop is already present in the shoot and makes a groove in the soft internode as the culm extends A bamboo leaf is elongated and lanceolate, rounded at the base and pointed at the tip.
Whenever a typhoon has hit Hong Kong ones sees the same picture; the few steel scaffoldings lie like matchsticks on the ground while the bamboo structures are still in place, if a little bent in places. They can be, however, repaired in less than a day. Bamboo has other uses in small Asian building sites, too. Bamboo stems are used to make shutters. Since human labour is cheaper than using machines, soil is often moved by hand; it is dug out by broad spades and loaded into flat bamboo baskets that are carried away by women.
These original tropical forests are, however, a veritable ‘E1 Dorado’ for the bamboo enthusiast and in them one finds particularly interesting types of bamboo. These bamboo forests are frequently impenetrable because the strong stems stand close together. One also finds bamboos growing on the jungle tree-trunks as climbers. There are creeping bamboos and even swamp bamboos. There is no doubt that, even though the bamboos of this region are of less value to horticulture, there are species of great interest to botanic gardens and as teaching material to demonstrate the richness and variety to be found in the bamboo family.