Of the many options available for running bamboo, my favorites for small gardens are Phyllostachys nigra (black bamboo) and Phyllostachys aurea (golden bamboo) because of their slow growth rate and stunning culm coloring. Golden bamboo works well against a dark backdrop, and black bamboo provides great contrast to lighter plantings in the garden.
Don’t throw those fallen branches away yet. Why not make a privacy screen out of them? If you’re looking for better privacy and security, head over to our “Fences” album on our site at http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/landscaping-and-gardens/fences-sustainable-durable-and-beautiful/ Let us know what you think of this idea.