Major bamboo removal in our front yard
This post is both of a source of sadness and excitement for me. Why? Because we're losing another clumping bamboo, leaving just two. That's a considerable decrease since the early days of this blog when it was called “Bamboo and More.” I still love bamboo, but since our garden is so small, every square foot matters—and bamboo takes up a significant chunk of real estate.
Since Monday was curbside yard waste pickup here in Davis, I decided to use the weekend to remove the clump of Asian lemon bamboo (Bambusa eutuldoides 'Viridivittata') in the front yard:
|Lest you get the wrong idea, the yard waste folks would not have picked up such a jumbled mess. We needed to make piles no more than 6 ft. in length, which required quite a bit of cutting. My hard-working wife did most of that.|
|Left to right: Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' (green plant on the left), Aloe excelsa, Yucca 'Bright Star' (front), Aloe marlothii|
|The two clumping bamboos in the background—Bambusa oldhamii and Bambusa chungii 'Barbellata'—are all that's left now in the bamboo department|