It’s about that time for planting season and many of us single men with a yard have a hard time keeping things looking pleasant when friends come by or frankly just don’t have the time to prune, plant, and take care of a yard. Enter our new favorite plant friend.
With over 20 acres of land and 80-100 types of bamboo, Woolley started his Bamboo business twenty-six years ago. Originally a family owned chicken farm back in the 70s, Edwin Woolley’s father, Thomas Woolley a former semi-pro football player and veteran of the United States Navy, decided to grow produce and green house bedding plants, where he supplied the New York City Green Markets in Manhattan. Edwin Woolley then started specializing in nursery plants (trees), and then after college he began specializing in bamboo. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Rutgers University in Environmental Planning and Design. Woolley holds tours at Little Acre Farm quite frequently for the Master Gardens Club, and Rutgers University.
”Running Bamboo- ” Spreads quickly, which is excellent for screening if contained properly. Many people have this notion that once you plant bamboo, no matter what you do, it will spread rapidly and cause havoc, However, that’s not the case,” said Woolley. “Bamboo needs to be contained and owners must provide maintenance.”
Clumping- ” Is similar to ornamental grass in terms of growth and that it stays in one spot, and is perfect for accenting.”
In a world that is constantly telling us to be “greener,” there’s no doubt in our mind the bamboo is the alternative route. Save a tree, buy a bamboo.