"Other plants to look out for include our giant bamboo
, avocado, snowflake tree, weeping fig, rubber tree and the many ground dwelling, colourful, foliage plants."
Alicer said he was informed by the top management of Philsaga Mining Corporation (PMC) which operates in Rosario town, Agusan del Sur, that they have conceptualized a project to develop a watershed within its area of mining operation to be planted with more giant bamboo
grass (Banboza gigantocloa sp.) and other indigenous trees.
As a source of food, bamboo shoots of kawayan tinik, giant bamboo
, machiku, and oldham are healthy sources of protein and carbohydrates.
Endemic trees and grass species have been planted since the start of rehabilitation phase including agoho, mahogany, giant bamboo
, and narra, as well as fruit-bearing trees like calamansi, cashew, jackfruit and cacao, among others.
The family event on the outskirts of Beauly next month will host the Belladrum Boffinarium, located within the walled garden area and housed within a giant bamboo
different kinds of steamed buns in snow white, and a giant bamboo
"The article was about a farmer who was growing bamboo in Gatanga and was using it to make a variety of items," he recalls.Before getting into the trade, Barasa consulted officials of the Kenya Forest Research Institute (Kefri) in Nairobi, and later purchased seedlings of the Giant bamboo
(Dendrocalamus giganteus) and Yushania alpina varieties.
From the traditional resort-style giant bamboo
sofas and dining chairs, newer furniture pieces have transformed into more contemporary and fluid lines.
More than 600 species of bamboo and bamboo grasses grow in Japan, and not least among them madake, the woody giant bamboo
that can reach 22cm in diameter and 18m in height.
After some research they went to a nursery run by the late great Will Giles who helped them gain the knowledge and experience to plant trachycarpus, melianthus, giant bamboo
, cycads, tetrapanax, yuccas and bananas.
The new features include six specially-constructed raised beds accessible to wheelchair users, a giant bamboo
xylophone, wind chimes, colourful windmills, a bird box and feeders, a bee "hotel" and a hibernaculum - or winter hideaway for insects - to complement the wildlife meadow that had been sown in the garden previously.