As I was walking through my yard with a friend, we discovered bamboo. That was about a month or two ago. Since then, it has emerged from it's dormant winter state to grow grow grow. And boy does it grow!
This can be either a wonderful treasure or an enormous annoyance, depending on how we take care of it. I plan to think of it as a treasure. I have great plans for crafting and using the bamboo around the house and in the garden. I cut one down a few weeks ago and used it as a curtain rod (camera battery now dead, pictures soon). I cut a few more down to create a border around my heirloom tomato plants. I may plant some pole beans and let the beans climb up the bamboo shoots as well.
I plan to purchase THIS book from amazon today so that I can learn more about containing it with a plastic underground barrier and more crafty projects I can do with bamboo. What fun! What a treasure.