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Grass feature revisited





On the 5th of April, our great day trip to Elgin took us to Fairholme, where I bought all my grasses in my patch – well 90% of them. It is now 5 months later – whew, time flies – and the grass patch is still quite dormant – until yesterday! I was pleasantly surprised to see that the dry tufts of Panicum virgatum and Miscanthus are finally showing signs of life.

[one_half]PanicumVirgatum “Shenandoah” now[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Panicum Virgatum-ShenandoahThis is when I bought it[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Eragrostis Curvula now[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Eragrostis CurvulaWhen I bought it[/one_half_last]

As you can see, the grasses are showing a few sprouts, so this will be a spectacular area once these grasses mature and achieve a nice height. I am a patient gardener! Even the way they looked when I bought them, I will be totally satisfied to see all my grasses reach this original height!! But the potential of what I can expect will be surprizing! I love these grasses and I will definitely add to my garden more grasses in different areas.

[one_half]My Carex Buchanii[/one_half]

[one_half_last]I love the Carex Amazon Mist[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The “Red Baron” needs some growing[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The sisyrinchium in bloom[/one_half_last]

You might ask what the big patch of green is behind the bird bath – well, these are corn flowers. I scattered seeds in a bald patch and these have come up. I am looking forward to these flowering.

Enjoy your weekend gardening xx it is a bit cold today so I am going to spend some time visiting our friends’ gardens.

Happy gardening



By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

7 replies on “Grass feature revisited”

Hi Barbie – I absolutely love Carex too – mine is Carex evergold and it looks VERY similar to yours. I really love what you did here. Give it another 4 – 6 weeks and your Grass Garden is going to ROCK!!

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