March 10, bought two beautiful bamboo graecilis plants from Island's Bamboo in Pinellas Park. I hope they do well in the shady location where I've placed them. It's wonderful looking out the window at their pretty leafiness. The people at Island's Bamboo were very, very nice, and I saw the fencing of my dreams there -- bamboo framed out in redwood. Really gorgeous.
2013: They're taller than my house, and the three little stalks in each clump have multiplied so nicely. My window now looks out onto a garden instead of a fence.