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    Grasses and Other Fall Beauties

    Today we’re in the garden of Thomas Mrazik in Worcester, Pennsylvania. Here is a photo from my home garden meadow, Goodly Gardens (Zones 6/7). In the midst of fall the…

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    Fall in John’s Garden

    My name is John Markowski. I garden in Zone 6B, in rural New Jersey, where I'm surrounded by deer and the soil is wet clay 24/7. Because of that, I…

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    6 Great Ornamental Grasses for Northern California

    The term "ornamental grass" is a handy way for us to identify an array of plants that have narrow, strappy, or bladelike leaves. This group includes not only the true…

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    Warm-Season Ornamental Grasses for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Warm-season perennial ornamental grasses are well suited for the garden spotlight, with their subtle leaf hues, exuberant textures, and interesting habits. They put out substantial early foliage that adds textural…

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    3 Great Heat-Tolerant Grasses for the Northwest

    When sitting outside in summer, I often appreciate the grasses planted in my garden. I fell in love with grasses several years ago and enjoy adding them to perennial and…

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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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    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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    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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    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 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…