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Installing Root Barrier For Bamboo – RB Project #8.10

Using Yellow Groove Bamboo over this 270′ border will give us an effective screen in a relatively short time, and at a reasonable cost.  But Yellow Groove happens to be of the “running” type, meaning if not contained its roots (rhizomes actually) will run and invade in all directions. Planting any invasive plant is serious […]

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Preparation For The Bamboo Border Planting – RB Project #8.9

Why Use Bamboo? You’ve probably heard me say it before, “Use the right plant in the right place”.  You want to make choices that ensure long-term success both in beauty and function. There are numerous considerations when selecting plants, including cost.  This was a key factor in selecting Yellow Groove Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata). We wanted […]

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Building The Garden Pavilion – RB Project #8.8

The materials you use play an equal role to the workmanship in terms of how long something will last.  Or, to be blunt, cut corners anywhere and you’ll live to regret it. You can see the integrity of the structural framework in the previous Project #8 post.  Every component in this pavilion’s construction is top-notch.  […]

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Project Completion…Are New Landscapes Ever Complete? – RB Project #6.20

Landscapes are often a work in progress.  No matter how thorough your planning has been, the project is looking for those added tweaks so that…well, it just feels right. Years ago I worked for a design/build company as a crew foreman.  This company had its own nursery/garden center.  The designer would ask me to gather […]

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