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Re: ornamental grass!

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] ornamental grass!
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 12:39:55 -0600
  • References: <20110608.1116100957662.JavaMail.root@sniper5>

Re >  I bought a pot of Japanese
> blood grass 'Red Baron.'  The botanical name on the pot
> doesn't look right,

Auralie, what does the tag say?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ornamental grass!


> Tricia, it may be trite, but we have been very happy with the
> Miscanthus 'Morning Light.'  I know it's an old one, but tried
> and true.  I have an area at the bottom of my backyard,
> down by the pond, that is very heavy clay, and sometimes
> damp - though it dries out in the summer.  I have two large
> clumps of 'Morning Light' and one of another Miscanthus -
> has a broad white stripe - which makes a nice accent.
> There is a clump of Calamagrostis 'Karl Foster' coming
> along, for another accent, but it was new last year and is
> still small. I also have a clump of the Zebra Grass Miscanthus,
> but to the back.  I don't really like it - looks diseased to me -
> but I keep it because it was given me by a dear friend who has
> since died. These clumps of grass fill up the bulk of the
> area but leave room for some odd things . Last year I had
> several quite large and handsome foxgloves there, but
> nothing has been too happy for long.  To the front I have a
> short grass with a bright yellow stripe - I have the name
> somewhere but can't lay my hands on it right now.  And just
> today at the Lasdon plant sale I bought a pot of Japanese
> blood grass 'Red Baron.'  The botanical name on the pot
> doesn't look right, so I'll have to research that, too.  Anyway,
> my whole point is that grasses make an attractive way to
> fill a difficult spot.  They look good all winter.  And most
> important of all, the deer don't eat them!
>
>
> In a message dated 05/14/2005 1:16:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:
> I am going to be teaching a class at the Vo-tech school next month on
> ornamental grasses.  Any suggestions or recommendations are very welcome.
> This is the first time I have agreed to teach anything but a class for
> Master Gardeners and I am wishing that I had said "NO"!
> What was I thinking????
> Thank you in advance for any or all help!
> Tricia
>
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