Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sweetgrass Repels Mosquitoes

New information about the chemicals (coumarin and phytol) in sweet grass, Hierochloa odorata, confirm that they may repel mosquitoes. Native Americans knew this all along and have used sweet grass for many ceremonies.  Sweetgrass is a native plant in Minnesota; flowers come in … Continue reading

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Grass Collection Open House, Tuesday, Sept 29, 2015, 2:00-6:00 PM

Join us for the Open House at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Grass Collection on Tuesday, September 29 from 2:00-6:00 PM. You will be able to see the new plantings from this year, pick your favorite grass, and ask questions about … Continue reading

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Red Forms of Panicum

Red grasses, especially perennial red grasses are HOT. It seems everybody wants them. Shenandoah, shown on the left in the photo below is a good standard, but is not as red or purple as some people would like. Hot Rod, … Continue reading

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