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Hulking stalks seen close up

Took these shots this weekend at Plantarama in Massey (Auckland). A perimeter fence of them was planted 3 or 4 decades ago, and now they make an impressive little forest.

Bamboo has a reputation for being invasive but that is not true of all species. The main difference is ‘clumping’ bamboo versus ‘running’ bamboo. See here for more.

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Some of my potted bamboo

 

 

Keshiki means something like “landscape” in japanese and is pronounced kesh-key. The term is used by Kenji Kobayashi in his book to refer to simple “landscape” bonsai that he creates.  

My keshiki come from the same idea.


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Keshiki no. 13 is a bamboo in a ‘recycled’ cylindrical ceramic pot.

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Keshiki means something like “landscape” in japanese and is pronounced kesh-key. The term is used by Kenji Kobayashi in his book to refer to simple “landscape” bonsai that he creates.

My keshiki come from the same idea.


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No. 6 is a group planting of two clumps of bamboo (species: wang tsai) with rock, moss, mondo grass and mixed stones. Bamboo needs some regeneration, but will all come together eventually.

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