Monthly Archives: August 2017

Big bluestem steals the show

New dark purple and red big bluestem are new selections for this tough native grass. Hopefully these selections will remain upright and not lodge or fall over as they mature. ‘Rain Dance’ left; ‘Red October’ above right center has few … Continue reading

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Beautiful day for Open House in the Arboretum Grass Collection 4-8 PM today, Aug 24, 2017

Miscanthus oligostachyus, small yellow-green in foreground, red flowered ‘Ferner Osten’ miscanthus and ‘Juli’ miscanthus are in full flower in late August.

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Grass Pollen

Syrphid flies feeding on big bluestem pollen early morning in August in Minnesota.  Grass pollen may have less protein, but insects can be found feeding on the pollen if you look closely.

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