ornamental grass

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    Scenes From Lynne’s Garden

    Today we’re in Zone 6, visiting Lynne’s garden. Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual) makes low clouds of tiny white flowers. They can bloom all summer long as long as the weather…

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    Design

    Fabulous Fall Grasses for the Mid-Atlantic

    It is that time of year again when the days become shorter and the temperatures drop. Autumn brings some of the most brilliant garden displays of the year, and there…

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    Design

    Native Grasses Shine in the Southern Plains

    In the Southern Plains, we live among the remnants of what were once vast prairies. The tallgrass prairies in the eastern Southern Plains give way to the short grasslands in…

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    Design

    Big Bluestems for Big Fall Color in the Midwest

    With the widest distribution of all native prairie grasses (native to most of North America, including the Midwest), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii, Zones 3–9) continues not only to maintain its…

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    How-To

    How to Selectively Prune Muhly Grasses in the Southern Plains

    I’m a big fan of using muhly grasses (Muhlenbergia spp. and cvs., Zones 5–11) in Southern Plains gardens. They are native to our region, and their size and salient features…

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    Design

    Grasses for Winter Structure in the Midwest

    There is a wide variety of beautiful perennial grasses that are great for the Midwest landscape. They provide color, form, texture, and movement through their foliage and flowers. They can…

  • Design

    Ornamental Grasses That Shine in the South

    Late summer in the South is when people really start to take notice of ornamental grasses in the garden. There is good reason for this, as the heat of summer…

  • How-To

    The Right Way to Cut Back Grasses

    Wispy, billowy, airy, feathery, wavy—these are just some of the words we use to describe ornamental grasses. So often, though, grasses are stripped of all these adjectives by incorrect trimming.…

  • Design

    Episode 51: Great Grasses

    As gardeners, we love ornamental grasses for a plethora of reasons: They have great texture, they attract wildlife, many are native to North America. But, there are several options out…

  • Design

    Native Ornamental Grasses for the Northern Plains

    Native ornamental grasses have an important place in the prairie landscape of the Northern Plains, where at one time they formed the foundation of the North American Prairie. Capable of…