Day 117 - 27Apr2011 - Fountain Bamboo Flower
Project 365 HG - Fountain Bamboo Flower.
Day 117 - As I was wandering the Gardens taking photos for my weekly Bloom Report, I noticed blossoms on the Fountain Bamboo (Fargesia nitida). It was a state of bloom I had neither witnessed nor photographed before today... always exciting for me!
The Fountain Bamboo, like many bamboos, blooms very seldom - in fact, about every 100 years - and often dies afterwards! Ours has been in it's "bloom period" for a couple years now so we've been keeping an eye on it. But I had never witnessed it looking quite like this... lucky day!