Trust me, old, you don't want bamboo. There ar quite a few places around here where the previous generations set out a small patch of bamboo to have fishing poles and now it's a big patch. Somebody did along a stream in a bottom in the mountain town of Tryon, NC, and the stuff has spread along the banks. Daughter and SIL bought a new house in Charleston, SC, and somebody bought the house next door and planted bamboo. Before daughter moved they were fighting bamboo spreading over the line. Of course, Charleston is subtropical, but Tryon's not. Bamboo is not as big a pest as Kudzu, but it's up there.