Archive : indigenous grasses

Apr 08 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Grasses highlighted – 1st anniversary

I have been asked a few times by many to put together a more detailed post on the Grass Feature in my front garden. It is one of my very special places in my garden and takes pride of place (ok – the veggie patch is still the number one!) This is the month of its 1st Anniversary, so we can really go back and see how it looked 1 year ago. […]

Nov 13 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 7 comments

Grasses revisited

I have been slack with my blog posts of late – not because I’m not in the garden and taking photos, its because work has me tied to the computer all day! I spend every spare moment in the garden and at every opportunity, I have my camera with me. So the photo library is full, I just have to take time now and tell you whats been happening. Have a look […]

Aug 03 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 16 comments

New grass patch

Hi Chris – today was the day! I fetched my grass sods from our friend, Kevin, who grows the most amazing indigenous grass. (Star Light Lawn) This grass is Cynodon – an indigenous grass, valued for its drought tolerance compared to most other lawn grasses. Also known as Bermuda grass, originally from the savannas of Africa. It grows in open areas where there are frequent disturbances such as grazing, flooding, and fire. […]

Apr 24 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 29 comments

Grass Feature – Part 2

Grass feature finished

I have finally finished! Whew! It has been a gruelling 2 days hard labour – my back is in spasms and my left hand middle finger is swollen and sore! But all the aches and pains aside – it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. All the excitment when putting pen to paper and actually seeing  it come to life! From the adventure we took to Elgin Valley to buy the […]