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Pretty feather grass

For a long time I admired the pretty Mexican Feather Grass on many blogs including The Whimsical Gardener (Austin, Texas), Creating my own Garden of the Hesperides (Lazio, Italy) and my local favourite, Elephant’s Eye (Western Cape, South Africa). I really love the look of it and decided I wanted this in my garden. But I’ve learnt over the past few months that the nurseries stock things here in cycles. Mexican Feather Grass has not been on the “availability list” since I’ve been looking for it (off season I’m assuming).

I mentioned this to my Mom who was very excited to find a few packets of seed in her local Garden Centre and she posted me all that was left on their shelves. Each little packet came with 25 seeds. The first packet I planted was a flop (I’m guessing I planted it too early in our season). As the weather started to warm up I tried again with the remaining few packets and look what we have now …

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Typical though, Murphy’s Law and all that, no sooner were my seedlings looking like they might actually morph into that lovely grass I’ve seen on the blogs, when I found two at a nursery about two weeks ago. Of course I bought them and planted them … Aren’t they pretty?

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I’m really looking forward to having more of it in my garden although I’ve been warned that it reseeds itself like crazy and can become invasive. Fortunately I like weeding so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem for me.

Happy Gardening