I love the grasses Ive planted in my garden these last few months and am looking forward to watching them grow. My first “grass purchase” was earlier this year, in March, when I bought the Panicum virgatum “Shenandoah”, (also known as Red Switch Grass or Shenandoah Switch Grass) and planted into a container. I have lots of sedge growing in my garden, Carex evergold, which has really come into its own this spring, each individual plant has doubled in size and looks simply beautiful.

Inspired by numerous blogs and two books, “Grasses” by Nancy Ondra and “Designing with Grasses” by Neil Lucas, I decided to expand my grass collection and am now the proud grower of Festuca glauca and scoparia, Miscanthus sinesis variegatus and zebrinus, Panicum vigatum “Warrior” and “Shenandoah”, Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass) and Imperata rubrum … and I feel like I’ve only just got started!

Here is my Shenandoah at different times of the year … and I’ve enjoyed them all.

March 2011
March 2011

August 2011
August 2011

September 2011
September 2011

October 2011
October 2011

November 2011
November 2011

I love how quickly they grow, how beautiful they look in the garden and how trouble-free they are!

Happy gardening
xxx