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Re: Ornamental Grasses


Good points!  The "real soil" versus the soilless mix is one I hadn't 
thought of.  That could also cause me some problems with over-wintering 
gallon containers of grasses. Thanks

At 06:59 PM 9/10/00 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 09/09/2000 8:27:16 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
>rogers4@ix.netcom.com writes:
>
><< I have heard that one should not plant ornamental grasses after August 1
>  (zone 5). >>
>
>Hi Floyd
>If you are referring to divisions of plants I would have to say don't do it,
>they will just pop right out of the ground. If it is a field grown plant, no
>problem. I dig them right up untill the ground freezes. The problem with
>small container plants is the fact that grasses grow very fast and fill out
>most pots quick, there is no real soil protecting the roots and it is very
>dificult to get the mix off. So when winter time comes the mix offers no
>buffer and is a direct conduit for the temps to cause center die out in the
>first season. If it is a container plant try to do the best you can to get as
>much of the soiless mix off so the roots can make good contact with the dirt.
>Gary.
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