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Re:blue lyme grass

Marge, I got some blue lyme grass from Park Seed 2 years ago, was NOT
impressed until this year, it finally is starting to take off. I just sort
of laid there before. I love the color but was toying with pulling it out
because of its lack of "umph"

Now I'm glad I won't have to! Was yours a slow starter?

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gardenpix/ carex

> > From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> > Thanks Marge...I'll have to see if I can find this one. I've really
> come
> > to love grasses for the upright structure they give to a garden,
> yet
> > with so much flowing gracefulness they add just a beautiful touch
> of
> > softness.
> ----------
> You're most welcome, Melody.  I think it should be readily available,
> at least via mailorder, if not locally.  I know Tony Avent carries a
> variegated form - which I have not seen in person.  Also, if you
> can't find the plant, the seeds germinated easily for me and those
> may be available.  Do a Google on it and you should turn up some
> nurseries that carry it.
> I agree, ornamental grasses (and their cousins the sedges) are
> indispensable in the garden for their texture - and color as some are
> simply lovely - golds, variegateds, whites and the black of
> Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigresces', which isn't a grass, but looks
> like one:-)
> A spreader, but controllable, that is very nice and should be hardy
> for you is blue lyme grass -Elymus  arenarius.  It has a fairly
> upright habit with some graceful bending and really blue foliage.
> While I have to pull it out when it gets out of bounds, I wouldn't be
> without it.
> http://snipurl.com/6jkh
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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