Monthly Archives: September 2013

Oct 3 Open House 2:00-6:00 PM

Come to the Grass Collection Open House on Thursday, Oct 3 at the Minnesota Landscpe Arboretum. Pick your favorite grass. See how the plants grew this summer, talk with Mary Meyer and ask questions about growing grasses. Advertisements

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Susurration

This is a 1:20 minute video of grass susurration: the whisper of wind through a plant.

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Little Bluestem

Lots of variation in little bluestem in the new national trials. Fall color just starting in late September. From left: Carousel, Jazz, Blue Heaven, Prairie Blues and The Blues.

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Grass Open House Thurs, Sept 12 4-6 PM

Come out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this Thursday, Sept 12, 2013 from 4-6 PM to select your favorite grass and see what is new in the Grass Collection. Directions: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/directions.aspx.

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Big bluestem long hairs easy ID

Click on this photo to enlarge it, and notice the long hairs along the leaf edge…. a characteristic of big bluestem. Cool to see these so clearly and no need to see the flower to tell what grass this is, … Continue reading

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Tall Molinia

I love this use of tall Molinia, likely ‘Windspeil’ in an entryway garden. This is along a busy highway….I clicked my camera and was lucky to get the shot!

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New big bluestem cultivars

Some of the new big bluestem cultivars: from left: ‘Indian Warrior’, dark purple really this photo does not show the true color; ‘Lord Snowden’ is the light blue one in the center, very nice color; and  ‘Red October’ is the … Continue reading

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