Sunday, 30 December 2012

Start 2013 at Gisborne Market

Bamboo Creations Victoria mexican weeping bamboo
Mexican Weeping Bamboo
We hope you all had a magnificent Christmas and are having/had a very Safe and Happy New Year.

2012 has been and gone and now we are heading into 2013. The first cab off the rank for 2013 is the Gisborne Market on Sunday the 6th January.  This is in our area so is always good to meet local people and other people that come to visit us from around Melbourne, Victoria and beyond.

The market is situated along the service roasd of Hamilton and Aiken Streets in the Howey Reserve. The market runs from 9am until 2pm.

We have now started to put our socks up on our website.  Keep an eye on these as we will be putting up more and more socks over the next little while.  We also stock bamboo fibre towels that are very high quality.  These will also be going up onto the website shortly.  If you would like to know more about these products, please do not hestitate to call or send us an email.

If you would like to know more about bamboo or a particular variety then please email or write a comment on this blog.  Also, we would love to hear about your success or not so success stories.  We are also working on a picture gallery on our website.  Send us a picture and we may post it on the site or in this blog.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Foster Promontory Market - Last for 2012

Bridge on the Bass Hwy Kilcunda

Drive along the beach to come and visit us at the Foster Promontory Market.  This is held at the Foster showgrounds which is located in Station Road, Foster. This market is only minutes from the beach and has over 250 stalls of arts, crafts, food, train rides for the kids and of course Bamboo Plants. As with a lot of local markets, this market puts its profits back into the local community (rotary club, lions club etc). 

If you order before this market we will deliver free of charge to the market.  Just look around the stalls then come and collect your special bamboo plant.  Other people are taking advantage of this offer so please ring quickly to secure your spot in our van.
Lucky bamboo from bamboo nursery melbourne
Lucky Bamboo

When you come and visit at the Foster Promontory market, just mention that you have seen this blog post.  We will then give you a special gift with any other purchase.

We have different varieties of bamboo on special. Always ask about our current specials when you talk about your bamboo requirements.  We have a 20% discount on garden statues. We also have a special on Lucky bamboo.  Ask also about the specials on our luxury range of bamboo fibre socks and towels. These are high quality products.

Bamboo Fibre Towels
Our bamboo nursery is open 7 days a week but we are having a few days off over the christmas period.  We are closed on Christmas day (25th), Boxing day (26th) and New Years Day (1st). Apart from these days, come and visit our nursery and see all the different types of bamboo that is available, you will be amazed.  If you cannot come to our nursery then please phone and we can arrange to have your plants delivered to your door.

Please use this blog to leave any comments about things you would like to know about Bamboo as we are more than happy to investigate more about the wonderful bamboo plant.

From Bamboo Creations Victoria - Have a Very Merry Christmas.
See you at Foster on the 30th.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Last markets for the year - Bamboo Creations Victoria

Last markets for the year 
This weekend
Sat: Mornington Twilight Market - Sun: Flemington Market

Bamboo Creations Victoria potted bamboo plant
Bamboo Creations Victoria
We are at 2 locations this weekend, come and visit in preparation for Christmas. Saturday the 15Th December is the last Mornington Market for the year. This market is a twilight market meaning that it runs from 3pm in the afternoon to 8pm (shhh, according to the craft market website - Santa is dropping in for a visit). Then on Sunday, Bamboo Creations Victoria is at the Flemington market held at the Flemington race course.

Please visit Craft Markets Australia for more details about both of these markets, or visit our website, as we keep details and links to these markets.

If you are looking at purchasing bamboo plants before Christmas, now is your chance to put your order in. You can either pick them up from our Bamboo Nusery or we can take them down to one of our markets free of charge. 

We have many species on special so talk to us about your Garden requirements. Bring a rough plan of your garden and we can discuss the right plant for the right position.  Remember to ask about our Bamboo Plant discounts.

We look forward in seeing you. If we don't manage to catch up before Christmas then Bamboo Creations Victoria wish all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy/Safe New Year. 

See you all in 2013.

P.S. There is actually 1 more market in 2012 - We are at Foster - Wilsons Promontory on the 30th December. Visit our website for more details.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Bamboo Creations Victoria Lucky bamboo
Lucky Bamboo

Technically these are not actually bamboo but how cute do they look. They have the same type of cane as normal bamboo but only a fraction of the size. This make it perfect to have on your bench at home to brighten  things up.  

Lucky bamboo makes a great gift for family or friends. Looking for that perfect Kris Kringle gifts (for work colleague or other) or a gift for your child's teacher then have a look at a little lucky bamboo plant.  Just give it a drink when the water runs out and you can fully enjoy your little plant.
Chrstmas Themed Lucky Bamboo

Bamboo Creations sell many of these for wedding bonbonniere gifts as they look great on the table ready for your guests. The possibilities are endless. 

The pots that are available for the plants also make them appealing gifts. The picture on the left shows several plants in christmas themed pots that look awesome.

Lucky bamboo with Curly Canes.
Lucky Bamboo has long been associated with the Eastern practice of feng shui. Lucky bamboo is believed to be an ideal example of the thriving wood and water element.

Lucky bamboo is available in many different types. The picture on the right shows a curly cane lucky bamboo while the other pictures show straight canes. 

As with all our bamboo if you have any questions, do not hestitate to call us for more information or visit our website.

Last Gisborne Market of 2012

Bamboo Creations Victoria at Gisborne MarketYes that is correct, this weekend is the last Gisborne market for 2012.  The Gisborne Market is held along the service road of Hamilto and Aiken Streets and on Howey Reserve, Gisborne.  This is a great time to get some ideas for christmas and purchase gifts in a relaxed market setting.  This market is always full of people trying to get the special items that you can only purchase at a market. This market is great for the community as most of the funds are directed back into the community (CFA, SES just to name a few).  To make finding Bamboo Creations easier, we are on suits numbers 28&29, come and find us and say Hello.

For Bamboo Creations Victoria our free market delivery service is quite a hit. Many people have taken up the offer of free deliver to our markets as our van is quickly filling with customers orders.  If you need any plants and would like it delivered to the Gisborne market then please ring and place your order. The Gisborne market is normally special to us as it is in our local area.

Some of the other specials that Bamboo Creations offer: 
* in addition to the free market delivery we also offer a 10% discount if you purchase 10 or more plants.
* We are currently running a special of 20%of all statues. Great as a gift to enhance someones garden.
* We have a full range of extra special socks and towels made from bamboo fibres.  These are high quality so you will feel the difference.

Our christmas sale is on until the 20th of December so if you miss us at one of the markets and expos that we attend then please make an appointment and come and see us at our nursery.  You can make same day appointments so don't feel you have missed the bus.

The next market after Gisborne is at Mornington on the 15th December and then the Foster Promontory market on the 30th December.  Keep an eye on our website for all the different markets and expos that we will be attending over the next few months so you can plan your weekends.

Great Christmas gift for family, friends, colleagues or teachers - Lucky bamboo.  Read all about this cute little plant in our next post. 

Look forward to meeting you at Gisborne on  Sunday 2nd December.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Flemington Twilight Market

The next market is at Flemington.  This is a twilight market starting from 3pm and going through to 8pm 
(visit our website for more information). 

Due to the time of the year, if you require many plants please ring and we can get them for you. We can then provide free delivery to one of our up and coming markets.  Also, we have a Lay-by service where you can order bamboo and collect them when you are ready.  This is a great service to ensure that you get what you want - when you want it.  We also offer a discount for larger quantities of plants (more than 10).  Please call and discuss your requirements (you may also find that the bamboo you are after is on special). We have many bamboos on special  and we will have then at the Flemington Craft Market 

A Reminder that our bamboo nursery is open to the public 7 days a week. Please call so we can personally show you around at all the different plants that are available. An appointment is required 

Bamboo Fibre socks

Socks made from Bamboo Fibre
Bamboo Fibre Socks
Yes that is correct, Bamboo Fibre Socks.

Bamboo is such a versitile plant. People have found how to make a great fibre from the bamboo plant. This fibre is used to create high quality socks and towels.  Bamboo Creations Victoria has a large range of these socks and towels.  We have many different sizes also many great colours 
And of course YES even KIDS sizes.  Bamboo fibre socks can reduce the Smelly Feet situation due to the anti-bacterial properties of the fibre.  There are different types of socks from the extra think variety to high quality business socks and bowls socks.  We are currently working on including these on our website (so stay tuned). In the mean time please call or visit us at one of our markets and expos. People generally think socks are quite boring for Christmas  but people will feel the difference between these high quality socks and normal socks. Great stocking filler.

AND there's more 

The Bamboo Bathroom range 

Towels and bathware unequalled in absorbency and softness.

Luxurious Hotel White Towels

 Hotel Towels
100% Bamboo terry towelling on 100% cotton frame
The White Hotel Towel Range
Due to popular demand Bamboo Creations Victoria has been asked to stock a range of luxurious white towels that 5 star hotels supply. They still have bamboo jacquarded at each end to signify  the superior softness and absorbency for which bamboo is renowned. They have been thickened up from our current coloured range which is 500grams per square metre to 600grams per square metre.  They are larger Towels measuring 150cm X 80cm and an even larger Bath Sheets measuring 160 cm X 90 cm. Of course, the Hand Towel, Face Washer and Bath Mats are also there to make up the sets. And, of course, the coloured towels also remain in stock

Check out the colour range 

 Why not spoil yourself or someone special for Christmas and purchase these beautiful luxury towels sets.
Call us today to find out more about our new bamboo fibre range and how and where you can find us.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

About Bamboo Creations Victoria

Bambusa Indigena - Emerald Goddess Bamboo
Bambusa Indigena - Emerald Goddess
Bamboo Creations Victoria is a bamboo nursery located in Melbourne (Riddells Creek).  We have a nursery that is open to the public 7 days per week. We do prefer that people ring first to arrange an appointment so we can give you our full attention.  We have many different varieties of Bamboo in our Nursery and we would love to show them to you and discuss the benefit and specifications of each one. Come to our Nursery armed with lots of questions and we will endevour to answer them for you. We have same day appointments so don't worry about ringing on the day you would like to come and visit.

We can offer discounts for larger orders. We also offer a layby service in case you cannot pay for them in one lot.  A delivery service is also available.

In addition to our Nursery, you can also come and visit us at one of the many different markets and expos around Victoria and also into other states.  Our website ( is kept up to date with the different markets that we are attending over the next few months so you can plan your visit. These markets are a great opportunity to see our range of bamboo and statues to make your garden that little bit more special. 

Different types of bamboo available: Clumping Bamboo - this is where the bamboo grows new shoots close together for form a clump of bamboo culms. Running Bamboo - this type of bamboo is great for covering a larger area as new shoots can appear in different areas from the underground root system (rhizomes). Screening Bamboo is used as a hedge or to screen out buildings or other properties. Great as a wind break. Come and talk to us about the different types and the best one to suit your requirements or space.

We love our Bamboo as much as you love your garden. Come and visit to see the full range.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Violet Town and Mornington

Bambusa multiplex cv. Silerstripe Bamboo
Bambusa multiplex cv. Silerstripe Bamboo
Yes another busy weekend at 2 different markets.  Plenty of opportunity to come and visit to see our beutiful bamboo range and have a chat about where these would look spectacular in your own garden.

Violet Town market on Saturday 10th November. Our website has full dates of the different markets and a link to the violet town market site. As christmas is approaching very quickly, now is a good time to visit the market and our stall to get some ideas and purchase gifts before it gets crazy in the shopping centres. There are over 200 stalls at this market so allow plenty of time to enjoy. This market is held in the Violet Town Recreational Reserve in Tulip street between 8:30 and 1pm. 

Mornington market is held at the mornington racecourse, 320 Racecourse Road, Mornington. This market has many stall holders including bamboo plants, jewelry, bird houses, music, food etc.

We can advise on all types of bamboo for all different postitions.  You do not need to have a large farm to enjoy our bamboo. Talk to us about choosing different bamboo species for courtyard patios in decorative pots, or residential houses with small backyards.  It is important to choose the right bamboo for the different situations.  View our website or leave us a comment.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Gisborne Market this weekend 4th November

Bambousa Multiplex cv. or Silverstripe Bamboo
Silverstripe Bamboo

We always have a great time at the Gisborne market as it is the closest to our Bamboo Creations Nursery.  This is great fun for all the family including the kids. It is held at Howey Reserve Gisborne along the service roads of Aitken and Hamilton Streets between 9am and 2pm. Including Bamboo Creations Nursery, the Gisborne Market has over 250 stalls offering a large range of products. The town of Gisborne benefit from the market. Funds raised from the market have been given to the local community groups such as the SES, CFA, Scouts etc. Come along, say hello to us at Bamboo Creations Nursery and support the local area.

We will be taking with us lots of Speedy Screen bamboo (Dendrocalamopsis Oldhamii) and Siverstipe (Bambusa Multiplex cv.).  Now is a great time to plant these bamboo and others in the range.  Talk to us about the different types of bamboo and the one that would suit your requirements.

Dendrocalamopsis Oldhamii or Speedy Screen Bamboo
Speedy Screen Bamboo
As we have blogged before, Dendrocalamopsis Oldhamii is also known as Speedy Screen Bamboo due to its growing speed.  A great bamboo to plant with the kids and monitor its growth (just like Jack and the Beanstalk). Measure the bamboo and keep a table of its growth just like you measure the kids on the back of the door. 

Don't forget about our nursery in Riddells Creek. We can show you all the different bamboo varieties (you will be amazed at the different types).  We do like you to ring before-hand (same day appointments are available) so we can arrange a time that suits you to give you our undivided attention. So make sure you come with lots of questions about bamboo and how it can fit in to your own garden.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Bamboo Jargon

Cream stripe bamboo or Bambusa albo minorBamboo Creations Victoria have not go any market and expo commitments over the next couple of weeks so now is a great time to come and visit our Nursery to see the full range of bamboo available. When you come to our nursery bring along all your Bamboo questions and we will try and answer them and help with your bamboo choices.

Here are a few bamboo terms and what they mean to make enjoying your bamboo even greater. If you would like to know the meaning of other terms that you have heard then please email or leave a comment on this blog entry.

Culm: A bamboo culm is the term used for the stem of the bamboo plant. The interest fact is that these grow from the ground at their full diameter.  This is different to trees as branches start thinner and thicken up during their growing season. Over years the bamboo culm get harder to a point where some countries use bamboo culms in construction.

Culm Leaf: The protective leaves that cover the emerging shoot or Culm

Rhizome: This is the part of the bamboo that lives underground and controls the characteristics of the bamboo. This will determine if the bamboo plant is a clumping type or running type. The stems or culms then grow from the underground rhizome.