Bamboo is now grown everywhere in the region and it can be found wild as well as planted alongside gardens (where it can be used as poles for supporting tomatoes, etc). I have three different varieties here at Mas Blanc growing between the house and the stream that I must keep clipped back each year to prevent them getting too tall and blocking our view of the old church across the vineyards.
At the Bambouserie there are giant bamboo varieties several metres high -- enormous, as tall as full-grown poplars -- and accompanying them along the pathways are palm trees as well as giant redwoods and oaks. Altogether a delightful place to stroll of an afternoon, particularly in the summer when the shade afforded by the trees is so welcome.
I took my old friend Stephen for a walk -- the entire circuit takes about an hour -- a few days ago, hence the earlier magnolia photos. And now ... some bamboo. (I know, you've been anxiously waiting....)
|Personally, I am partial to Golden Bamboo|
|It's sad to think that nature speaks and humankind doesn't listen|
|You see what I mean? perfect!|
|Paradise, right here on Earth|