Monthly Archives: August 2011

Low maintenance lawn grasses

Who doesn’t want a low maintenance lawn grass? Fescues are the answer. This planting is in Spring Park, in some shade and gets minimal maintenance. Although it’s very close to the water of Lake Minnetonka, the site is dry and … Continue reading

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Carex pensylvanica

A new planting in the ground cover area of the Home Demonstration Garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Two areas, each small in size, were planted in early August. This native sedge grows less than 12 inches in height and … Continue reading

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‘River Mist’

‘River Mist’ Chasmanthium latifolium is a white and yellow striped form of river oats. In full sun the foliage is more yellow and green, with not as much white. The flowers are pink, green and yellow, and the plants are … Continue reading

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Prairie in August

Big bluestem and Indian grass are flowering in this prairie planting on a steep slope in French Creek Regional Park, Plymouth, MN. A great choice instead of mowed lawn, prairie grasses should be planted in more settings like this. 

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