Hi all: I have several questions to do with bamboo, but I will only ask one at a time, hopefully this will avoid too much confusion. I read through pretty much all the information on bamboos in this forum but I am still left with questions. I have noticed that bamboos are often kept in pots, and perhaps just as often planted in the ground. Would there be any good reason, OTHER than to contain a running bamboo, to keep bamboos in pots. I note that some plants are brought inside in the winter, and maybe this is another valid reason. Our minimum temperature here in winter rarely gets below -5C. We did have a stretch of -12C about six or seven years ago where it hit that low for about three nights in a row. That was exceptional. Some winters the temperature barely drops below 0C at all. We are right on the ocean, which moderates our temperatures both in winter and summer. Thanks for any info you can give.