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The View from our Bedroom

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Framing the bedroom window is the last gasp of this fountain bamboo, Fargesia nitida. This is the other half of the pair of plants I put in when we first purchased the house. As previously mentioned, this variety blooms once every hundred years, goes to seed, then promptly dies. As luck would have it, this marks its hundredth year, and it has, according to natural plan, gone to seed, so our view will soon be completely unobstructed. That’s not a good thing, as I love a bamboo in full leaf, and I’d grown particularly attached to this beautiful specimen. Such is the circle of life. I’ll save the seed again and see if I can’t start a new legacy to last another hundred years.

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