I have been wondering about your bamboo. No matter how it turns out, please post a picture for us.
What a kind offer to share your garden with Espookid. I was recently able to visit another forum member's garden and it was wonderful. The kindness was extended for a follow up visit in the spring. Gardens are so different with the seasons. Hopefully after the spring visit, I can post some pictures of my experience visiting that persons garden on the forum to share.
Overall, I have been thinking about the some way garden members who are "near" each other globally could share or have conversations and get better "connected". Nothing as personal as garden visits (Although that is fantastic). A more simple way the forum could promote conversations, about local plant life, local traditions, and bringing them to Japanese Gardening. I set up a sample post. Interested in other members who are in their same region of the world?
I would really appreciate your comments on that thread regarding what you think of the idea. Have a great day!