Photo 2: Here's my water garden container (in the plastic whiskey barrel) with bamboo, rush, spiralis juncus, water lettuce.
The black elephant ear is underplanted with wax begonias
The third container has varigated carex and houtonia
Mixed begonias in the hanging basket. (Dave's note I love the planter with the water lettuce. Well done!)
Photo 3: Here's green panda bamboo that has over-wintered successfully for 3 seasons in the container.
I leave it on the deck for the winter, and just move it into a corner by the house for some protection
Thanks for the gift of the bamboo - you can see how it's grown and is so elegant, with a great shape.