Having neighbors is great but when you're ready to find a little peace and quiet on your porch or patio, the last thing you want is someone staring at you from a few feet away.
When the poet Robert Frost wrote, "Good fences make good neighbors," he probably wasn't thinking about bamboo. However, with its beautiful, natural appeal, using bamboo is a great way to create a privacy screen when you need it. Here's how to incorporate the plant for a discreet, enclosed space for you to relax and recharge, away from prying eyes.
Bamboo in Rectangular Planters
Using a series of large, rectangular planters, you can plant bamboo or use the dried stalks for an easy portable privacy screen. You can plant fresh bamboo if you're using 10-gallon or larger containers, but anything smaller will not give the plant enough room to take root and grow.
You can also use dried bamboo stalks for the same type of set-up, regardless of the size of container. All it takes is filling the container with sand or gravel to provide a foundation, then placing the bamboo stalks vertically across the container as close as possible to achieve a privacy fence. You can use as many containers as you want, and even move them around to change their location to block sun, foot traffic, or your neighbor's gaze.
The result is an easy, DIY privacy fence that fits any decorating style or budget.