ornamental grasses

  • best reed grasses

    A Guide to Growing Reed Grasses: Best-Performing Varieties and Care

    As native grasses such as little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium and cvs., Zones 3–9) and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis and cvs., Zones 3–9) increasingly gain traction in gardens, exotics such as…

  • easy-care grasses

    Easy-Care Grasses for the Northeast

    Grasses are often overlooked in Northeastern gardens. Most grasses look rather uninteresting in spring, which is when many of us buy plants for the garden. However, a trip to a…

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    Dry Beauty in the Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Cindy Strickland, who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hello, fellow gardeners. I wanted to share a variety of mostly dry plant forms with impressive persistence that…

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    GPOD on the Road: Visiting a Flower Farm

    Today Cherry Ong is taking us on the road to a flower farm she visited earlier this year. I've been curious about flower farms and so tried attending a flower…

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    Barry’s Dawn Gardens

    We’re visiting with Barry Friesen today, who is sharing photos of his beautiful garden, which he has named Dawn Gardens. Here are some photos of Dawn Gardens in Grass Valley,…

  • Giant wild rye

    Native Grasses for Southern California

    Our gardens can be a tapestry of colors, shapes, and textures, and a fresh design takes all of these elements into consideration. But when I want a plant that hits…

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    Great Medium-Size Grasses

    When you think of ornamental grasses, the larger the plant, the larger the show, right? Along those same lines, many of us would agree that the smallest grasses at the…

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    A Banner Year in the Garden

    My name is Biyuan Yang, and I garden in northern New Jersey. I have shared pictures of my garden before (click here and here), and this year my garden is…

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    Embracing the Subtle Beauty of Autumn

    Today’s photos come from John Markowski, who sent in these enchanting images of his New Jersey garden in its autumnal beauty. (If you've not seen John's garden before, catch the…

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    Is It OK to Plant Miscanthus?

    Despite being categorized as invasive in 25 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis and cvs., Zones 4–9) continues to be a popular nursery plant. Many still insist…