Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spring Cleanup for Grasses

April 17, 2012. Grass Collection at the Arboretum was burned after a weekend of welcome rain. The plants are already showing green, with the early spring, new growth will be fast this year. Feather reedgrass, Calamagrostis was already several inches … Continue reading

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Goat Prairie at Inspiration Peak

In April, the goat prairie at Inspiration Peak, north of Alexandria, MN is a windy place to be! This small park gets a lot of visitors, and is cause for concern with erosion, see next photo.

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A lawn of flowers

Scilla sibirica, Siberian squill, and glory-of-the-snow, Chionodoxa are two small spring bulbs that naturalize and can give you a flowering lawn in the spring. Not mowing for a couple of weeks after the bulbs bloom assumes they will store enough … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Sedge Flowers In Early Spring

Carex pensylvanica has been in flower for over a week. It flowered very early this year in late March, these photos were taken on March 28, 2012. Today, April 7, I planted some new plants of Pa sedge in my … Continue reading

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