|Starting conditions, screengrabbed from Part 1.|
|Same view, June of 2013.|
|Yes, that IS the same view, just four months later! It's a bit scruffy, but it's still less than two years old right now. Additional refinements will come with time.|
|Here's an example of an even narrower space where the bamboo has been trained to serve as an artistic focal point as well as providing visual privacy by extending the existing fence upward. |
Screengrabbed from this excellent Australian article on bamboo pleaching. Note that the word "pleaching" as applied to bamboo differs from the mainstream landscaping definition.
|Up and up and up she goes|
Where she stops, nobody knows.
As I mentioned in Part 1, I don't know how tall this malingensis will get, because I'm the only person I know of who is growing it in north Galveston County, in these soil and microclimate conditions. But one thing is clear - it hasn't topped out yet. The new culms are coming in around fifteen feet.