Over the last five years or so, there has been a dramatic surge in bamboos popularity in America. The versatile grass has over 1,400 species and can be fashioned into everything from extra soft pillows and sheets to hardwood floors and lawn furniture.

Over the last five years or so, there has been a dramatic surge in bamboos popularity in America.   The versatile grass has over 1,400 species and can be fashioned into everything from extra soft pillows and sheets to hardwood floors and lawn furniture.  But what distinguishes it from  traditional wood is it’s exceptionally fast germination cycle.  A well-maintained crop of bamboo can reproduce itself in just a few years and requires substantially less water.

However, despite all of bamboos environmentally friendly attributes, some believe that it has become fashionable specifically because it doesn’t have such a “Green” appearance.

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