|It is exciting to watch new shoots emerge and grow taller day by day|
A customer who recently purchased some Vivax Running Bamboos and some Seabreeze Clumping Bamboo sent this email:
I was busy most of the weekend so I didn't get out Saturday to check on them. Sunday afternoon I saw these shoots. 2 out of 3 of the Vivax have shoots. 2 on this plant and 3 thinner ones on another. Nothing new on the seabreeze yet, just lots of leaf growth. I saw these exactly 4 weeks after planting. Can't wait to measure them every day. You can tell I'm new to bamboo. Very excited, Michael
Spring is the time of year when all the running bamboos start sending up new shoots while clumpers wait a few months longer until the weather is warmer. It really is exciting to watch those new canes emerge. Not only is it thrilling to see the shoots pop out of the ground but, like Michael is doing, their growth can actually be measured daily and seeing that - especially when you've never grown bamboo before - can be amazing to watch.
|Ralph stands next to a young Vivax cane here at Beautiful Bamboo. The new shoot that he's touching is less than a week old!|