Tag Archives: ornamental grasses

A Slow Burn

This past weekend we did a controlled burn on the ornamental grasses in the boulevard bed.  My husband manned the flamethrower and I had the hose. This is the result.Controlled burns are tricky. If you’re looking for a fast, easy … Continue reading

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Lasting Glory

 On dark days in late November when the mornings are just a lighter shade of gray than the nights, not many plants are in their glory. This is zone 4b. Nature has turned away from us, but these grasses, with … Continue reading

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Skyracer

Molinia caerulea arundinacea, aka Tall Purple Moor Grass has a very famous family member, ‘Karl Foerster,’ who has been used—some would argue overused— in many commercial applications around the United States. Moor grass remains a strong vertical accent all season long … Continue reading

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In A Whirl

The inflorences of this Prairie Dropseed dance in the slightest breeze.  Ornamental grasses capture wildness and then hold it out to us with both hands. Who wouldn’t want that?

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Morning Light

Nature’s stained glass.

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Easy Lovers

A lot of mystery is often made out what looks good with what in the garden. When I first started gardening making an entire bed work together was overwhelming, but finding just two plants that looked good together seemed like … Continue reading

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