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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!

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Taken on April 27, 2011