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Did you know that bamboo is technically a grass? Although that is its classification, many bamboo species look like trees. Bamboo can tolerate some extreme weather conditions, making them an excellent choice. There are both woody and herbaceous varieties that can fit your style vision.
Carefully plan your space. If you plant your bamboo in a non-native environment, you can run the risk of it growing a bit out of control. Understanding this will help you carefully plan your bamboo planting. Knowing how to grow your bamboo will leave you with a beautifully landscaped space.
Line a walkway, grow a cluster, build a privacy wall, install a natural backdrop, or fill a container! Your options are countless when it comes to using bamboo in your garden and landscape.
Check out the photos below to find some inspiration to plant your own bamboo garden!
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1. Cozy, Lit-up Path
Dim lantern lights produce a soft glow along your pebble walkway, making a cozy atmosphere. Lining the path with bamboo shoots softens the surrounding area.
2. Privacy Hedge
Bamboo serves as the perfect privacy barrier between you and your next-door neighbor. It’s also an excellent choice because it’s not an eyesore and it will quickly grow.
3. International Inspired Garden
Create an internationally inspired garden through the incorporation of different elements. Include varying plant life, planters, garden structures and accents, and stone path choices. Transport yourself to another region of the world with an internationally inspired landscape.
4. Potted Bamboo
If you don’t want to run the risk of your bamboo completely overtaking your garden, plant it inside a container for controlled growth. Experiment with design by placing your containers in various patterns.
5. Courtyard Display
Bamboo evokes feelings of peace and calm. Add this plant to your courtyard for maximum enjoyment.
6. Bamboo-lined Water Feature
Create serenity in your landscape by incorporating elements of rock, water, and plant life.
7. Large Bamboo
When bamboo reaches maturity after a few years, you’ll be amazed by its large, strong structure.
8. Bamboo Border
Use bamboo to line your yard. Its voluminous foliage helps fill in space beautifully. The sprawling wooden deck is perfect for outdoor entertainment, so why not plant bamboo for a beautiful backdrop!
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9. Lining a Path
Form a dense wall of bamboo along the side of your walkway to prevent people from wandering off the path.
10. Zen Style
Zen-inspired style focuses on peace and tranquility. It features a minimalistic way of design and pattern. The use of bamboo in this space promotes this feeling.
11. Bring Life to a Building
If you have a bare wall, plant a line of bamboo along its side. Because of the plant’s quick habit of growth, it will sprawl up the wall in no time.
12. Foliage-filled Region
Develop a space full of vibrant green foliage and plant life. Use lots of texture and size to produce n unforgettable garden display.
13. Koi Pond Accents
Bamboo offers balance to your pond scape. The architecture and landscape of the koi pond directly benefit the fish, so why not support their wellness by installing bamboo?
14. Wispy Garden Feature
Some varieties of bamboo grow as herbaceous plants, such as this one. With these qualities, they’re perfect for smaller spaces and creating a more frilly look.
15. Multi-use Bamboo
Use bamboo in a few different ways in a scene such as this one. For one, use it purely for decoration along your walls. Second, plant it around your rock garden to add foliage and greenery.
16. A Sea of Color
Nicely balance the colors and textures of the space by careful design. Bamboo will create a natural fence line and keep your space contained.
17. Liven up the Deck
Bamboo planted in containers will keep the plant confined and grow only in the space you desire. If you love the look of bamboo, but don’t want to keep a close eye on its growth, use containers.
18. A Wall of Foliage
Since bamboo grows rapidly, it’s the perfect choice for an area that you want to fill out quickly. It can grow up to 3 feet in a 24 hour period! If you’re looking for a plant that would provide a perfect backdrop, this is the one for you.
19. Create a Natural Buffer
Planting herbaceous bamboo in a collection of long planters enables you to use them as a natural buffer or barrier. This is also a great way to keep their growth under close watch and control.
20. Modern, Minimalistic Features
If your home features a modern and minimalistic style, bamboo is an excellent choice of plant. It adds just enough plant life without going overboard.
21. Bamboo Tunnel
Line your walkway on both sides with bamboo if you want to create a truly remarkable tunnel. You’ll wander down the path in awe and amazement.
22. Bamboo Forest
Amazingly, bamboo produces more than 30% more oxygen than other hardwood trees. Embrace this characteristic and enjoy its effects.
23. Intersperse other Plant Life
Planting flowers and other plant life within your bamboo forest will help keep your soil full of nutrients. It’s also a great choice for forming different heights and depths of plant life.
24. Natural Pathway
Bamboo plants have a large, strong underground root system that helps to control erosion and keep the soil stable.
25. Modern Architecture Companion
The more modern the design, the more simplistic the landscape will be. Bamboo will complement this style beautifully.
26. Clustered Bamboo
Allow your bamboo to grow in clusters together. This will fill out your space and provide more for the eye to look at.
27. Intriguing Tunnel
With the quick growing habit of bamboo, you can manipulate it into forming unique shapes. Try crossing the plant to create an interesting tunnel.
28. Pond Feature
Lack of water is one of the biggest downfalls of growing bamboo. Planting it in or next to a water source keeps it lively and robust.
29. The Fullness of Bamboo
Bamboo is evergreen, meaning you’ll get to enjoy its vibrant green hues year round. Planting them in clusters ensures you’ll enjoy their beautiful foliage.
30. Color Contrast
Guide people down your pathway by the strategic placement of your bamboo. The green foliage of the bamboo complements the grey hues wonderfully.
31. Mini Landscape
Mini landscapes are all the rage. Think of a normal sized garden and all of its features, then produce a mini version of that design. Include water elements, rocks of varying sizes, and lastly, all sorts of plant life.
32. Indoor Allure
Grow just a few bamboo shoots inside and place them in a beautiful vase. If your kitchen space has grey hues, the vibrant greens of the bamboo shoots will pop.
33. Natural Growth
One of the best ways to complement amazing features such as a fountain is through the utilization of a plethora of bamboo plants.
34. Garden Statue
Install a statue in the middle of your bamboo plants. The bamboo serves as a natural frame for the structure and will leave guests amazed.
35. Indoor Plantscape
Design and build an indoor zen garden. The use of bamboo in this setting creates balance and beauty.
36. Harmonious Plant Use
Clean lines, balanced elements. Planting different varieties of bamboo can ensure that you produce the look you have imagined.
37. Rock Garden Tranquility
Plant bamboo around a rock garden to produce a tranquil space that offers some privacy.
38. Dramatic Entrance
Silk lanterns, chrysanthemums, and bamboo make a marvelous combination. Try out different combinations of plants and decor with your bamboo.
39. Bamboo Garden Design
Carefully plan out the spacing and design elements of your landscape. Place your path stones, then work in the garden around them. Allow your bamboo to be the tallest feature in this space for a dramatic effect.
40. Privacy Screen
Narrow, wispy bamboo is perfect for serving as a miniature privacy screen. It won’t be too obtrusive, but it still serves a purpose.
41. Raised Planter Box
Natural wood elements are an increasingly popular choice for decorating. Build a beautiful wooden raised planter box to house your bamboo for an electrifying display.
42. Tropical Patio
Bamboo creates a naturally inviting atmosphere. Position patio furniture within a cluster of your bamboo to create a cozy, tropical environment.
43. Cozy Private Abode
With how high bamboo can grow, you can create a private abode. This helps keep your location secluded if you desire.
44. Balcony Bamboo
If you don’t have a yard to landscape, you can still enjoy bamboo plants. Simply plant them in various containers and place them on your balcony!
45. Varying Height Containers
Another way to create an intriguing display is through the use of containers that vary in height. This adds another dimension to be enjoyed.
46. Potted Bamboo
Potted bamboo serves as an excellent centerpiece or focal point in your landscape. Using a wide bellied pot gives your bamboo more room to spread and is captivating.
47. Modern Flair
Put a modern twist on the classic look of the natural beauty of the bamboo. Check out how the different elements complement each other and create a harmonious effect.
48. Line Both Sides of the Entrance
With the immense growth and height of bamboo, they work perfectly for lining the entrance of any building. It commands attention.
49. Black Bamboo
Maybe you’ll get lucky enough to find one of the black bamboo species and bring it into your landscape. People won’t expect to see the dark black color and it will add a level of intrigue to a garden.
50. Living Artwork
Easily control and manipulate your bamboo plants. Since they grow so rapidly, you can manipulate them into shapes and features that you want. This gives you a lot of creative liberty. Its durability gives it a lot of strength; weave pieces together for added strength.
51. Small Space Enhancers
If you feel confined and limited in gardening space, container gardens serve as an excellent option. You can still enjoy the presence and beauty of plants in your limited space. In fact, using plants in these areas is a sure way to enhance the beauty of the space.
52. Southern Charm Planters
A great way to give your bamboo some southern charm is through your choice of a planter. Using barrel planters can help you achieve that look.
53. Observe the Natural Beauty
Maybe you haven’t taken the time to sit down and truly observe the beauty of the bamboo plant. Its wonderful design can be used in such a variety of ways in your landscape. Take your time in deciding the best way to showcase this plant and draw out the most benefits from planting it.
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