Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2013

These shots where sent by one of our followers
Thank you Jason for taking the time to visit our display at The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show and for sending these beautiful shots to us we look forward on seeing you and to show you our 30cm pot size of Gracilis (Slender Weavers Bamboo)  that was on display at the flower show
Kind Regards
From Bamboo Creations Victoria

Bamboo in pots Bambusa textilis var. gracilis Slender Weavers Bamboo
Bamboo in urn Baby Panda
Ground Covers Pygmy Bamboo
Dwarf fernleaf bamboo
Dwarf whitestripe bamboo
All statue and pots can be purchased at Bamboo Creations Victoria



Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Easter at Bamboo Creations

Albo Striata from bamboo creations victoria
Albo Striata
Bamboo Creations are open during Easter

Our Bamboo Nursery is open during Easter from 9 - 5 on all days except Good Friday. We have lots of bamboo on special over this time.  Please call us on 1300 654 454 to arrange an appointment.  We prefer an appointment so we can show you our extensive range of different bamboo and answer all your questions about this fantastic plant.

New Bamboo added to our Website

We have added the Albo Striata (pictured to the left) to our website.  The botanical name for this plant is
Bambusa multiplex albo striata.  This is a clumping type of bamboo with a clump diameter of 1 metre.  It has a maximum height of approx 8 metres.  This is an upright, tight clumping bamboo that is stunning to look at with dark green culms and white striations.  There is more information about this on our website.  You can either find this through the bamboo information page as this has been added to the bamboo table.  This table has a link directly to the bamboo product page.  You can all also access this new bamboo through the clumping bamboo category.

Bamboo  Fibre Underwear and Singlets

We are currently working on adding our bamboo fibre underwear and singlets to the website.  These are made from the same high quality material as our bamboo fibre socks.  We are also working on a shopping cart for these products as we have been asked by many people at our markets about where to purchase these high quality products.  We will let you know when this is available - coming soon.

Have a happy and safe Easter break from all at Bamboo Creations Victoria

Monday, 18 March 2013

The big one - Melb Int Flower show

Bamboo Creations victoria at Melbourne Internation Flower Show
Bamboo Creations at Melb Int Flower Show
Bamboo Creations at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Bamboo Creations Victoria has a great display at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show. March 20th-24th at the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Buildings and the surrounding Carlton Gardens. We are showing off our Gracilis, Candy Cane bamboo, Black bamboo and Rhapsody.

This is a big one for all those plant lovers out there.  We have an excellent display of bamboo plants and statues. We also have information flyers for you to collect. We are located at site B51 with the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria. This site has Amateur horticulture including RHSV members, gardening clubs, specialist societies and community gardens. Featuring The Great Victorian Hanging Basket Competition and Bamboo Creations Victoria.

Comments received from customers.

We had a great question/comment on our facebook page that we thought would be great to display on our blog. 

Comment: "Love your stuff, but Im not one who 'calls' for prices (nor 'asks' at markets or in stores) if it aint marked, I dont buy! Your website is very nice otherwise, good job"

Answer: "Bamboo Creations Melbourne Victoria Thanks for your feed back Michelle. There are many reasons why we do not put our prices online. The main reason is we like to talk to our customers to ensure they have the correct info on our products and understand why they are priced as they are. Also, prices can and do change regulary depending on propagation success and stock levels. We also discount on larger orders. So dont be shy and give us a call - we now have a 1300 number to make it cheaper for you also (1300 654 454)."

Products on special.

We have Pygmy on special this month (according to the frog on our website). We are selling them for $10 instead of $15. Great ground cover bamboo and can even be used as an evergreen lawn.

See you all at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show !!!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Our Nursery is open this weekend

Bamboo range offered by Bamboo Creations victoria
The massive range of bamboo offered by Bamboo Creations
We are available for all your Bamboo Needs.

Not sure why we have called this entry "Our Nursery is open this weekend" as it is open most weekends.  We are here for you with all your Bamboo needs.  We do, however, ask that you call on 1300 654 454 before you come.  This is so we can give you our full attention.  Our nursery has a lot of different varieties of bamboo and we would like to show you the fully range.  You can also ask a lot of questions without other people around.

We have some exciting news: Bamboo Creations will now be exibiting at the Melbourne Internationl Flower Show. We are looking forward to showing some of our stunning plants in a plant lovers environment.

Bamboo Special

We have a special on pygmy bamboo.  The normal price is $15 per plant and we are currently selling them for $10.  If my maths is correct, this is 33% off - yes that is correct a 33% discount on our Pygmy bamboo. Please ring on 1300 654 454 and secure your plants while they are cheap. Our website has information about this plant but basically it is a ground cover spreading bamboo. "Pygmy Bamboo is one of the smallest bamboos that can be planted in many ways as a border or ground cover."

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

New website home page
Our new Website Homepage

We are trying to make finding Bamboo Information easier for you.  Our website home page has been redesigned to highlight all the ways in which we can help you with your bamboo needs.  We will keep you up to date with all the markets that we are attending. You can see all the different types of bamboo that we stock and sell. We also have lots of bamboo information about bamboo and the different varieties.

Click on this link to see our new page - let us know what you think!

If there are additional things or information that you would like to see on our blog or website then please leave a comment or send us an email.

Commonly Asked Questions

When we attend markets and expos we talk to many people, here are a couple of commonly asked questions:

Why is Bamboo so Expensive?
Bamboo is priced as a result of the propagation process. With general plants, one person may take 1500 cutting or sow 1000's of seeds per day and obtain close to a 100% success rate. With bamboo, one person may complete the same numbers in roughly two weeks, then have to wait up to one year and achieve no more than a 10% success rate. Bamboo cuttings can only be taken with a certain aged material at a specific time of year.There is not guarantee of success. It is a labour intensive operation. In short, we only sell quality plants. There are cheaper version of bamboo around (even from other states). Be careful with these plants. We have tested our plants in the current environment and climate to give the best possible product to our customers.

How do I screen out a neighbour?
Why spend extra money on a tall fancy fence. You can install a standard cheaper fence between you and your neighbour then plant a row of bamboo in front of the fence.  You will no longer need to look at a standard fence or your neighbour. You will be looking out at a green screen. Bamboo can even screen out a 2 storey building - we can advise on the best bamboo for your needs.


This weekend we will be taking our bamboo roadshow to Violet town and Mornington. We would love to see you there.

Remember we give bulk discounts for orders over 10 plants. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. 

We also provide a free delivery service to the multitude of markets that we attend. Please ring on our 
1300 654 454 phone number to place your order.