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Re: was NE weather, now bamboo suppliers

Eva, a bamboo nursery down here [which wouldn't do for your needs] contain running bamboos with neoprene pond liner. Since the rhizomes are not deep, it seems to work.

On Sunday, January 25, 2004, at 01:58 PM, EvaTEsq@aol.com wrote:

We have been hit badly from the arctic blast. It has been bitterly cold this
month, and the even colder, biting wind that has been coming down from the
north has been absolutely brutal, though Boston, Mass. has had much colder
weather then we have had.

I expect that in the Spring I will find that I lost alot of plants this

So, I have been thinking of planting a clumping variety of bamboo near the
pond. Does anyone know of any good suppliers? I did some preliminary research
online this morning, but I have only been able to find nurseries that sell the
running bamboo varieties. I have enough weeds to fight in my yard -- the
last thing I need to battle with is an invasive bamboo.

In a message dated 1/25/2004 8:18:46 AM Pacific Standard Time,
Aplfgcnys@aol.com writes:
In a message dated 01/25/2004 9:42:39 AM Eastern Standard Time,
justme@prairieinet.net writes:

Eva are you considered part of the nasty artic blast in the east? News
reports here stating temps at -29F, add the wind chill and burrrr.

Do we have anyone on the list in that area?

Not that far north, but above Eva, in the lower Hudson Valley we have been
having a brutal winter. Cold into the teens in early December, followed by
than a foot of snow. Then around Christmas it warmed up and rained. All
the snow melted, and there were even some nights when it didn't freeze.
up into the 60s. Some shrubs were budding, and a few bulbs pushing up. Then
with the ground all bare, around January 7 it fell to negative numbers, and
been above freezing only one day since. We did have about 4 inches of snow
last week, but there were ten days of brutal cold with no snow cover. I'm
afraid we will lose lots of things this year that usually survive. It was
zero this morning, but is predicted to snow tonight and be milder next week,
like up to maybe 34 degrees by Thursday. The cold I can live with, but very
cold temperatures when the ground is bare make me unhappy. I tell myself if
lose a lot of plants it gives me more room to try something new.

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