stems of bamboo
supple and strongly devout
holding leaves secure
Painting bamboo is one of those relaxing exercise for me, filling the brush with colour and just pulling quick strokes onto the paper. I can carry one for HOURS! This is the same bamboo I tried to eradicate from my garden last year, which seems to have come back with a vengeance!
Did you know that bamboo requires NO fertilizer, pesticides or chemicals to grow? It is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. When measuring carbon dioxide, bamboo consumes 45% more carbon then a similar stand of trees.
Like Cotton, bamboo is used to make a variety of products, like towels, bath robes, pillow cases, T-shirts and socks. There are over 1000 different species of bamboo and most bamboo products come from a type of bamboo called Moso or, if you're botanically inclined, Phyllostachys pubescens, a variety of bamboo that Pandas do not eat.