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Re: ornamental grass/bamboo

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] ornamental grass/bamboo
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 17:03:15 -0600
  • References: <1572533.1116363581801.JavaMail.root@sniper6>

Rich, I think it is only hardy to Zone 7.  I cannot understand why A_Z
doesn't cover this genus.  It's not a bamboo, it's a grass. You can see it
at PDN's website where I first fell for it.  I plan to take it into the
garage over winter.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Apking" <red4@omni-tech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 4:59 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] ornamental grass/bamboo


> Hey Kitty,
>
> Will that (the Muhlenbergia) make it in the Northern raches of Z-5 and the
> Southern reaches of Z-4?  I've always wanted a clumping-type of bamboo or
> psuedo-bamboo in my yard, or a couple of them.  Hopefully you'll tell me
> what I want to hear.  Rich, getting blown away in Z-5.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 8:54 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] ornamental grass/bamboo
>
>
> I've wanted to grow Muhlenbergia for a long time.  When I finally ordered
> it, it got cancelled.  This year I ordered M. capillaris, Gulf Muhly
Grass,
> for our ornamental Grass garden and it's looking good.  I also ordered a
> couple for myself from another (cheaper) supplier that haven't arrived
yet.
> I hope they are as nice as the pictures.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] ornamental grass/bamboo
>
>
> > One of my all time favorite ornamental grasses, that hasn't been
mentioned
> > is Bamboo Muhly grass, Muhlenbergia dumosa.  It is such a graceful
growing
> > grass, and has bamboo like look, except it isn't invasive, doesn't grow
as
> large
> > and is easier to dig.  I have a stance of this next to one pond, it
> > gracefully hangs over the rocks and just gently touches the
water....blows
> > beautifully in the wind.  It is an evergreen perennial.....only problem
is
> that the
> > birds in early spring strip it clean for their nests, so I end upwith
> bamboo
> > like sticks, but they quickly leaf out again with lush thicker green
> threadlike
> > foliage from the canes.  Very nice.
> > Noreen
> > zone 9
> > Texas Gulf Coast
> >
> > In a message dated 5/14/2005 11:02:00 AM Central Standard Time,
> > gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >
> > Don't  forget that bamboo is grass. I'm greatly tempted by various
bamboo.
> I
> > like  the look of other grasses, but have only grown black mondo &
opitc
> > fiber grass. No great success with  either.
> >
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