Bamboo vase with rose hips
I've always liked the look of bamboo, but after a recent class on carving bamboo scoops and making bamboo vases, I am even more enamored with this plant. Technically, bamboo is a grass. It's strong and grows quickly, making it a wonderful renewable resource.
I had help in making this bamboo vase, from my Chado teacher. What's cool is that in between each bamboo node, the plant is hollow like a tube. Using a Japanese hand saw and a vice grip, I very carefully cut just above and below nodes to make the desired length. Then we used a chisel to cut out a hole in the middle (where the flowers go). The final step was to drill a hole in the back for hanging. When I have plants that need water, I use a plastic baggie tied around the bottom of the stems and tuck that inside the tube. (I don't want mold to develop inside the bamboo tube.)
It hangs in my entryway. I love it!
The DH, making sure I don't take myself too seriously