Friday, September 18, 2020
Bamboo is not only a beautiful and versatile plant that does equally well in sun or shade, but also a sustainable solution for garden and terrace decoration. This plant has a long history and thanks to its many properties, we have been using it for several purposes. Healthcare, clothing, cooking or housing are just some examples for its application, however, in this blog we will focus on bamboo solutions in and around the garden.
This amazing plant (a type of grass) grows in tropical and temperate environments and is very hardy, not needing much to grow well. It is one of the world’s fastest growing raw materials, which is also self-regenerating. Did you know that it can grow even more than 25 cm per day?
Fact: There are more than 1,000 varieties of bamboo.
Another attribute of bamboo is that it’s carbon-positive, meaning that it absorbs harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows. And it produces twice as much oxygen as other wood species.
Not to mention, that the plant’s long fibres make the material stronger and more flexible, than most wood, yet they have lower environmental impact. Such attributes make bamboo a sustainable solution, when it comes to garden and home decoration.
Fact: In Asia, bamboo is used to build complete bridges and houses. According to UNESCO, 70 hectares of bamboo produces enough material to build 1000 bamboo houses.
Around the garden
There are many ways to make our garden benefit from bamboo. For example, a bamboo bird nesting bottle is a cosy place for birds thanks to the hardwearing and water-resistant material. And thanks to the natural character of bamboo, it fits in the garden habitat.
Besides nesting boxes, there are also feeding solutions made of pressed bamboo fibers. Take a look at this bird feeder for example. This one is not only durable, but also very practical thanks to the smooth surface and the opening on both sides. The product provides a nice place for birds to eat and is also easy and quick to clean. Cleaning the feeder and putting fresh food in it is necessary to ensure bird’s health. Add atmosphere in the garden quickly just by easily hanging it on a tree branche!
Not only birds can benefit from bamboo. Make nature flourish even more by placing out bee houses equipped with bamboo pipes. We all know how import it is to invite and keep bees in the garden. So, why not look for a sustainable alternative? It’s a win-win!
Bamboo for a rustic, romantic ambience
Bamboo's carefree beauty makes it a trend. Diverse enough for any space, even to create a romantic ambience at home. You only have to place some bamboo torches in the garden to turn it into a romantic, rustic or coastal spectacle. The different variations and imperfections in the material provides a natural character. These torches are available in different sizes and will definitely light up your garden!
Read more about firepots, candles and torches here.
Just chill on these autumn days
Do you want to relax after a long day? Create a peaceful, cozy atmosphere with some bamboo wind chimes. It produces a harmonious, tranquil sound as wind blows through the bamboo disks. The different bamboo pipes produce different pitch. Even though you can silent the chime just simply by using the stopper, it is fun to listen to the concert of nature. For a better ‘Zen’ experience, place some candles or lanterns on the terrace as well!