Friday, July 25, 2014

Heavenly Bamboo

Heavenly Bamboo or Nandina is very popular here in the Shire 
because of its red fall foliage and colorful red-orange winter berries.
I've seen it growing as a foundation or specimen plant around many houses.
 However, I was never a fan of it 
since a lot of people prune it into an unattractive lump.

But one of my neighbors gave me one that was growing in a pot,
so I planted it in the flower bed this spring.
I'm surprised at how much I like it.
Its leaves are green and feathery and it has filled out nicely.
It certainly looks heavenly,
but whether or not it really is remains to be seen.
Heavenly Bamboo: Angel or devil? 
another garden adventure is on the horizon.

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