Fort Washington farm,
which overlooks the Potomac River, has been in her family since 1922.
Tufts has lived there since 1939, but says her mother is responsible for the
bamboo: She brought it from Alabama or South Carolina and planted the first stalks on
the property. To this day, Tufts warns others against falling victim to the
notoriously hard-to-remove plant. She says that bamboo, which now covers
roughly 2 of the farm's 14 acres, has "taken
over" her property.