Bamboo is not a weed, it’s a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant.
- Steve Lacy
A bit of Bamboo growing in the one corner of my pond area in my garden (Tarlton, south Africa) – I DID make a concerted effort to remove it all, after it almost cracked my pond in half, but here it is, back again after our Summer rains! When removing this, as you dig, you see runners going in all directions under-ground, and it’s not good enough to just chop them off and remove the main plant, because shortly there are sprouts everywhere! It’s as if the digging and chopping actually aggravates and activates them!
I haven’t been out sketching in the field for some time, first it was too hot (Summer), and now the past couple of weeks have been too cold! So turning to my garden for inspiration is always an option for me!
Bamboo – Watercolour, using only Payne’s Grey and a bit of Sap Green on Visual 200gsm watercolour paper with a textured back-ground from Boccacino
From my portfolio of Flowers
Easy-to-clean Laminated print – ideal for the Potting shed
Framed print for the Study, Hallway or Passage