Stephanie pointed this out to me last weekend. We had allowed our neighbor’s bamboo to creep into a patch of dirt next to our patio, because it acts as a really nice screen and maybe even more importantly, takes no maintenance. But while we’ve always known it’d eventually start to spread further, we were shocked when we saw this monster. Keep in mind that it’s a good 2′ back from the rest of the stand – it’s freakin’ huge! I think it’s the bamboos’ way of telling us to get out of the way, because it’s taking over!