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Post  Zach Smith on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:05 pm

I collected this horsetail bamboo in 2010 as a single stalk. Needless to say, it's happily expanding. Should fill the pot next year.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:58 pm

Very nice Zach. Makes for a great cooling summer accent/kusamono. As it becomes more potbound it will shorten. Keep us posted.

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Post  Zach Smith on Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:23 am

Russell Coker wrote:Very nice Zach. Makes for a great cooling summer accent/kusamono. As it becomes more potbound it will shorten. Keep us posted.

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Thanks, Russell. I've never grown horsetail bamboo before. Last winter the single stalk took on a brownish appearance, and I thought it would die back and then grow new ones. But the brownish stalk greened up, and it's been making babies ever since. I'm anxious to see what the next few years bring, and I'm also planning to divide it.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:26 am

Keep an eye on the groundcover tables at Lowe's and Home Depot. Sometimes you'll find the very fine textured miniature form.

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Post  Jim Doiron on Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:04 am

That is really nice especially being in that small tray of a pot! Are you keeping that in a water tray or sand to keep it going?

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Post  Zach Smith on Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:32 pm

Jim Doiron wrote:That is really nice especially being in that small tray of a pot! Are you keeping that in a water tray or sand to keep it going?
Actually, no. It's right there on the bench with my trees. Gets watered frequently, but it evidently doesn't have to have its feet wet.

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Post  Zach Smith on Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:33 pm

Russell Coker wrote:Keep an eye on the groundcover tables at Lowe's and Home Depot. Sometimes you'll find the very fine textured miniature form.
I know the dwarf variety's out there, but I wanted to collect something from nature. Got this thing about collected material.

But I do think I'll get some of the dwarf and put it in a really small pot, see how it does.

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