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Sunday, June 14, 2009

it won't go down without a fight

See, this is what I meant about bamboo getting sneaky when threatened. These tiny, little, seemingly innocuous, grass-like clumps are actually bamboo. This is an area well away from the main stand where I cut some down last year in an effort to stop its spread. The rhizome didn't die, it just waited for the opportunity to come back in disguise. Later today the weed killer will be put to good use. Unfortunately, some other plants may get hit in the crossfire, but that's what I meant about collateral damage. I have also begun cutting mature stalks, but there are probably a couple hundred of them and they're woody and tough. It will be a long fight - but one that I mean to win.


Jody M said...

A coworker had a problem with bamboo from a neighbor. She took to cutting the stalk off then pouring Roundup right down the stalk. Might help along with what you wrote about earlier.

Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Thanks, Jody. Can't hurt to try and might help!