By Christine Recht
Bamboos are interesting for his or her attractiveness, attractiveness and diversity of shape, let alone their value within the symbolism of a ways japanese poetry and artwork. backyard designers have for a very long time known the various chances provided by means of this exact plant. the following the reader is out there 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 know-how in their requisites has usually introduced frustration and depression. This booklet goals to right that state of affairs and provides a big resource of precise reference and inspirational color photos.
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Bamboos are attention-grabbing for his or her good looks, beauty and diversity of shape, let alone their significance within the symbolism of a long way japanese poetry and artwork. backyard designers have for a very long time known the various chances provided through this specified plant. the following the reader is accessible the entire info they should develop bamboos in backyard, on balconies and terraces, in conservatories or even in roof gardens.
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This remarkable bamboo collection has an interesting history. At the end of the last century Eugene Mazel, a prosperous French merchant, travelled to China to study silk production. He was fascinated by bamboos and brought some plants back on his ship. He planted these at Cap Ferrat on the Côte d’Azur and was amazed to see them grow and spread. Later on he bought 40 hectares of land near Anduze and dammed the river Gardon to supply his bamboos with water. Forty gardeners worked in the expanding bamboo garden for 20 years until Mazel got into financial difficulties and lost his ownership.
In many Phyllostachys species the blade is completely developed inside the shoot. This means that they are folded up, occupying just a tiny space. Such blades, when they appear, often have not only pretty colours but also very interesting patterns. Some are creased, others pleated or wavy. Phyllostachys culms have a noticeable groove, the sulcus, running along the internodes above the side branches. In Semiarundinaria this is only partially present, particularly in the lower internodes. These grooves exist because of the way the branch buds are formed in the developing shoot.
Cultivation in commerce and agriculture There are 1,050 to 1,070 different species of bamboo, from the tiny species of Sasa to gaint subtropical bamboos up to 30 metres tall with a diameter of 30 cm (12 in). Only a few species are cultivated in commercial plantations. In Japan, where there are about 100 species, only about 15 species are widespread and in cultivation. Ninety percent of all bamboo plantations in the land of the rising sun consist of ‘Madake’ (Phyllostachys bambusoides) and ‘Moso’ (P.
Bamboos by Christine Recht