2011年6月15日星期三

Many Uses of Bamboo Poles

Most people will agree that bamboo is a highly versatile and exciting product. Bamboo poles are an attractive addition to your indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. 
Bamboo Poles

Bamboo poles hold up well in bad weather so they are often used in outdoor structures and furnishings. Anyone who is looking to enhance the appearance of their home or yard will find bamboo to be a relatively inexpensive product to use. Domestically grown or imported, they can be finished in a kiln and polished to show the natural beauty of the material. As a member of the grass family, bamboo grows rapidly which makes it plentiful in areas where climate and soil conditions are ideal.


A versatile building product even in raw form, bamboo poles are used in a number of home furnishings including beds, night stands, sofas, chairs, coffee tables, and dining room tables and chairs. The finishing touch to tiki huts, this type of furniture gives your porch or backyard an authentic tropical feel.
Bamboo is also used in a number of musical instruments. It is also used to create textiles as well as paper products like stationery. Some of the first pole vaulters used bamboo poles for their sport.
Ranging in price according to material and size, bamboo poles can be purchased individually or in lots. Due to their hollow insides, they can also be cut to size easily. Available for purchase any time of year, bamboo is increasing in popularity to the point that more and more items are being made from it.


People from all over the world use bamboo in different ways. A strong focal point of Japanese architecture, it can be seen in buildings, gates, and fountains. Bamboo poles are used as scaffolding in some countries and support beams in others. In leisure settings, they are used to accent structures and give them an island-like appearance. Bamboo laminate is increasingly replacing hardwood floors in homes around the country. Beautiful and exotic, it gives a room an earthy, natural feel.


A cost-effective way to entertain, bamboo poles create a relaxing vibe and can be considered a wise investment no matter what your income level may be. 

2011年6月3日星期五

Tips on Growing Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is known to bring luck and positive energy to the carrier. As described by Feng Shui and Chinese traditions, the different number of executives of lucky bamboo plant brings good luck to the wearer. It is believed that the two emerged plants bring good luck in love for the carrier, and eight stalked plant believed to bring wealth.

Most likely you've seen these lovely stalks in water display containers at a local store for mass selling. Perhaps you've thought it's a lovely, unusual plant even exotic looking and because of that impression passed it by thinking that it would just be too temperamental for your indoor planting abilities. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Lucky Bamboo as a house plant is one of the most striking and surprisingly one of the most easy as well. As long as you follow some very simple, logical planting rules whether you’re using water or soil as a growing material.

Lucky Bamboo

Pick out a few sturdy looking lucky bamboo stocks from that sales display. Look for the stalks to be a healthy green color, no yellow or brown on the stalks at all. Check to be sure that the leaves sprouting from the top of the plant stalk are looking healthy as well. You'll glance at the roots as you separate a few stalks, making sure there is a good number of healthy looking roots attached and importantly that the base of the stalk where those roots are growing is firm and not squishy.

Now you need a container for your lucky bamboo plant. Depending on the length and width of the stocks you chose there are quite a few interesting and lovely to look at options. A tall clear vase with some aquarium pebbles, or small marbles in the bottom looks lovely. A short ceramic pot filled with small rocks would be a sturdy home for your Lucky Bamboo.


With vase or pot chosen, simply fill an inch or so at the bottom of your container with pebbles, marbles, or small rocks. Put your stalk(s) of Lucky bamboo in the container on top of them, then carefully add some more medium another inch or so around the stalk to keep it firmly in place. Add some bottled water to the container, filling to just above the line of your pebbles, marbles or small rocks.


So with some simple care instructions, the task of growing lucky bamboo to be happy good luck to you and your home.