This is a blog dedicated to my experiences at the Outdoors by Design bamboo nursery. I am working at the nursery completing an internship through the South Puget Sound Community College’s Horticulture program. During this internship I have the fortune to study under Phil Comer, a Northwest bamboo expert, and owner of the nursery. I am assisted in my learning efforts by Leslie Coulter, a landscape designer and also part owner of Outdoors by Design. Peter Punzi, the head of the horticulture department at SPSCC was nice enough to agree to be my faculty coordinator. This site is the portal through which I will document what I have learned. Everything that I post on this site I have learned directly from Phil, from his bamboo blog, from Leslie, or from the Outdoors by design website. Whenever I use an outside source I will be sure to list it.