Using Bamboo Gardening Sticks
Most gardeners have bamboo sticks tucked away in their shed somewhere. They are invaluable when needing to keep spreading plants tidy, or simply to hold your tomato plants steady as the fruit starts to grow. Bamboo gardening sticks now come in all shapes or sizes and are bent to accommodate areas within a garden border to control spreading plants.
Small plants benefit from having sticks to hold on to, and as the plant develops the sticks blend into the plant beautifully.
Bamboo garden stakes blend in with the surrounding environment and never take away from the beauty of the plants themselves. They are strong and flexible and unlikely to deteriorate however bad the weather may be.
Apart from using bamboo stakes as support they are also used to make garden furniture as they are reliable and hard wearing. Chairs, frames for hammocks, tables and pots for flowers all look elegant when made out of bamboo. A bamboo umbrella can bring a touch of the orient to the garden, and if you're really feeling artistic why not add a small bridge over a pond and add some bonsai plants.
A gazebo made out of bamboo garden poles will always blend into the overall theme of any garden, and give you somewhere quiet and cool in which to sit and meditate. A bamboo gazebo is also a popular choice for spa enclosures and can lend a tropical feel to your entertaining area.
Shorter bamboo poles are excellent for making a sturdy bamboo garden fence to surround a seated area, or to screen off an area which is used for composting. They are strong enough to be used to stabilize a tree and look much better than using a wooden pole.
Bamboo garden canes can be used to make a wigwam for growing vegetables and climbing flowers, and look extremely effective once they are covered in all the foliage. They can also be used to make a trellis which can be placed along a border or a pathway with beautiful flowering climbing plants adorning it's structure.
A must in most gardens, bamboo canes help to control the ever growing plants, but they also form part of the garden's decor making it pleasing to the eye. Wooden structures do not seem to have the same overall effect as using the natural smoothness and color of bamboo canes.
For many years bamboo has been used to help gardeners take control of their plants, and to enhance the look of the garden itself. It's natural appearance makes it an ideal solution when erecting screening or garden buildings and it's durability means that you can enjoy it for years to come.
Bamboo garden sticks are normally small to medium in diameter. They're cut specifically to suit the purposes required by gardeners, nurserymen and florists alike. As toxic preservatives are harmful to plants, make sure you buy only untreated sticks. Although this makes them vulnerable to fungi or insect attack, it's possible to treat them yourself with a suitable substance. Bamboo sticks for garden use can be bought in almost any good garden store, nursery and online.