Japanese garden forum may not be proper place to post Bamboo Bonsai.
I like to stay on Japanese garden forum. I don't't like to see word of jap maple, jap something. I use to threat nuseries when I see jap maple, jap criptmeria, jap cherry tree etc.in thire catalog.
Less likely to see jap maple, jap black pine in Japanese garden forum.
Peoples in Japanese garden forum seems to civilized
It is ok to let's Bonsai people to know this posting.
To make Bonsai bamboo is very exciting.
A bamboo grow in ground in favorble condition, may reach to 90 feet within 90 day aftre bamboo shoot porking out. 90 feet bamboo can be in bonsai pot 12 inch hgh or so, and take much of time , let's say 2 years.
other drawf type bamboo bonasai finish by end of the year and its hight can be high as one inch tall.
Pre Bonsai bamboo material is not much expensive as other type of bonsai tree. If you fail, then without much of expence , You can try again. I have lectured years ago at Bamboo society meeting at Savanna, GA. you can google serch my name , "mike yamakami "and you can find some of information about Bamboo Bonsai.
I am going to write again if some one intrested in this forum, and write article of bamboo for Japanese garden separlatly.
Please lte's me to know if you are intrested in Bamboo bonsai.
( I won't write in Bonsai forum)