Hakonechloa

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    Flowering Grasses: Uncommon Varieties

    When it comes to ornamental grasses and their flowers, also known as inflorescences, it’s the subtle things that add up. Sure, they don’t have the in-your-face flower power of a…

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    How to Break Up the Sea of Green in the Garden

    Janice Becker’s garden in Deerfield, Illinois, is an island of horticultural diversity in a neighborhood ruled by turf grass, mature trees, and occasional ground covers. She has created a plant…

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    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – Northwest

      1. Sunflare™ Japanese Forest grass   Name: Hakonechloa macra SunFlare™ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 12 to 15 inches tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade;…

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    Shady Planting Ideas

    Shade gardeners may not believe this, but they don’t have it so bad. Gardeners stuck with full sun covet the plants that can grow in low-light areas. They crave a…

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    Regional Picks: Late-Winter Interest – Southeast

        1. Japanese Forest Grass Name: Hakonechloa macraand cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; consistently moist, humus-rich…

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    Regional Picks: Hot-Colored Plants – Northwest

    1. ‘Firefly’ Heather Name: Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 7 Size: 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil This sweet little evergreen has a…

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    Regional Picks: Plants for Dry Shade – Midwest

    Sweet Cicely Name: Myrrhis odorata USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 Size: Up to 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist, fertile, well-drained soil I’m always…

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    Create a Garden with Cohesiveness

    Have you ever noticed that the best gardens have a seamless continuity? These spaces, which are often featured in gardening books and magazines, always seem to flow together beautifully because…

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    Garden Makeover: From Blank Slate to Cozy Space

    Cherry and Raymond Ong knew that it would be impossible to re-create the lush tropics of their native Philippines at their home in British Columbia. But they also knew that…

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    Battle of the Grasses

    I think grasses suffer from lumping. I’m guilty of it myself, many times ending a list of companion perennials with the phrase “and some ornamental grasses.” This gives the impression…