6/28/15

Discounted Prices on Select Bamboos

Welcome to our Specials Page!   

Our goal is to help you complete your project within your budget. Tell us your plans and we will do our best to help you find a beautiful as well as affordable solution to your landscaping needs. Call Jennifer, Donna, Ryan or Drew at 352-429-2425

On Sale Now

Our most popular Clumping Bamboo

(Bambusa malingensis) 

Regularly $45 (3-gal)
On Sale for $35 each




Seabreeze can grow 35-55 feet with 2½" diameter canes. Very Hardy.

A favorite here at Beautiful Bamboo. The canes have a distinctive blue-white blush at each culm section. Because Seabreeze produces more large new shoots each year than most other bamboos it is an excellent choice for hedgerows or to hide objectional structures. Seabreeze forms a graceful umbrella-shaped arch when mature and has an open growing pattern with few lower branches so you can admire the beautiful canes. Like Giant Timber and other large-caned bamboos, Seabreeze's mid-sized canes also make wonderful "bamboo noises" when the wind is blowing.



Sale!
RUNNING BAMBOOS
PRICES REDUCED

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Pictured below are a few of the many Running Bamboos available for pickup, delivery or shipped directly to your location 

Green Hedge Bamboo (S. fastuosa viridis)
Can grow to 25' to 35' with 1.5" diameter canes


Green-Gold Vivax Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis)
Can grow to 70' with 5" diameter canes


Tootsik (Sinobambusa Tootsik 'Albostriata')
Can grow to 30' with 1.5" diameter canes

Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)
Can grow to 27' with 1.75" diameter canes


Vivax Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys vivax)
Can grow to 70' with 5" diameter canes


Madake Japanese Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys bambusoides Madake)
Can grow to 70' with 6" diameter canes


Red Bamboo (Semiarundinaria fastuosa)
Can grow to 30' with 1.5" diameter canes


 

3/31/15

Birds and 'boo

I hung one of my bird feeders from a Blue Timber Bamboo (Bambusa chungii) cane and numerous birds have flocked there to feed.

Below are a few of the many species I've photographed against a beautiful bamboo backdrop.


One of my favorite birds - a chickadee - came for the sunflower seeds


Two cardinals - the red-feathered male in the forefront with the less showy female in the rear


Two goldfinches on the sides with a chipping sparrow in front


Two goldfinches alone.   They must have scared the chipping sparrow away

Springtime in the bamboo grove

It's spring and that means the running bamboos are shooting! New bamboo culms are emerging at an astonishing rate.

Below are three pictures of one particularly beautiful specimen - Phyllostachys vivax huangwenzhu, which we call Green-Gold Vivax Timber Bamboo.

A broad yellow vertical stripe appears on alternating culm section of Green-Gold Vivax Timber Bamboo 

This young shoot is reaching for the sky as it grows upward through a window of bamboo leaves

Looking down at a newly emerged shoot from above.  In just a few days, this relatively small shoot will tower over my head and I'll have to look up to take a picture

1/27/15

Wind through Bamboo

A strong wind today filled the air with music as breezes blew through a mature stand of Giant Timber Clumping Bamboo (Bambusa oldhamii) at the original sight of Beautiful Bamboo nursery.

This short video provides a sound picture of the 'clinking' and 'clacking' sounds made when bamboo canes are rustled by gusts of air.

11/24/14

Bamboo and Elephants

Yesterday our crew was busy culling canes from a stand of Bambusa chungii.



Objective:  Remove enough leafy canes to fill a 12-foot long by 3-foot high trailer.  The canes would then be transported to Tampa where they will be given to elephants in the Barnum and Bailey circus.




For the next several months, canes cut from the groves at Beautiful Bamboo will supplement the diet of Asian elephants in the circus.


In the wild, Asian Elephants like this one in Laos are accustomed to eating bamboo
Photo by Shannon O'Donnell, www.alittleadrift.com

Ryan transports a load of freshly cut Blue Timber Bamboo culms 


Unloading leafy bamboo canes into the trailer


A full load of Beautiful Bamboo to help keep the circus elephants happy and healthy