Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Life By The Drop

Busy, busy, busy folks! but I thought I would show ya'll a few more pics from my adventure to the Botanical Gardens. I want some of this black bamboo.

Between overtime at work, socializing and trying to salvage something from my garden, I'm not left with much time this week.

I'll try to be back soon though. And my back is screaming at me once again to go lay down. The new bed is helping but this is due to life in general. Where is a good pair of warm, man's hands when you need them?

So, talk amongst yourselves. I'm listening.

*Stevie Ray Vaughan


Sissy said...

I just want some bamboo-pink, purple, green, black, it doesn't matter.

Try epsom salts - in a tub or a wrung-out cloth. Good medicine. Castor Oil packs another good remedy.

You've GOT to slow down Annie. Broken down doesn't hack it. I know. But ya gotta do what ye gotta do.

edifice rex said...

Hey Sissy! yeah, epsom salts work great..if I had a tub! ha!
I'll slow down at some point. :)

HermitJim said...

Sorry that your back is giving you a fit! I can only imagine how uncomfortable that must be!

I'm glad that I am holding my own...especially for an old man!

Hope you find some relief pretty soon!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

bamboo is nice but you will quickly have more than you would want, Annie, because it can be so invasive. Hope your back is feeling better with some rest.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! thanks; yeah, back soreness or pain is about the worst of anything I've experienced. You are doing good if yours is in good shape.

Hey Beatrice! well, if I could get much rest I think it would help. :)
there is actually a type of black bamboo (don't know if it is this one) that is classified as non-invasive. And there are several other varieties of the green type listed that way. I don't know what their criteria is exactly for non-invasive but they say it does not spread near what the other does.

wolfek said...

I have the green bamboo that is invasive. I live in a mobile home and it has taken my back yard. Now it is coming under the trailer and starting in the front!! It's a nice sun blocker in the summer and it self mulches itself so nothing else grows under it but some of mine is 12 feet tall--way too big for a fishing pole! I think the black bamboo is very pretty in your pictures. My dad started my patch of Bamboo years ago for fishing poles. Now some of them are 4 inches in diameter.

edifice rex said...

Hey Wolfek! wow! 4" diameter! that would be so cool to make stuff with. I have heard that the invasive kind is pretty rough though; will spring up yards away from the original location.