Hudson Valley Idyll
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Welcome to the family of grasses Feeling a bit flat when you look at your garden? Want to add some volume to it? Looking for something dramatic but subtle? Grasses are here to rescue your garden from the clutches of boredom.One of the main reasons that grasses are so good in giving any garden that classic ‘gardeny’ look is their unique structure. They grow in the form of clumps, with delicate blades and unassuming flowers or berries that simply complement instead of overpowering. Although comparative newcomers to the garden scene, a few well-known grasses such as fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) and golden bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea) are already widely used in many of our Indian gardens. All the plants listed here adapt well to Indian climatic conditions.Tip: Grasses are best seen en masse – in groups or sometimes mixed in with other perennials.Here are a few noteworthy grass varieties that are must-haves in your garden.
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Soft-leaf buffalo Ideal soil pH: 5.5-6.5 Shade tolerance: Excellent Sun requirements: Medium Botanical name: Stenotaphrum secundatum This is a great grass for shaded lawn areas. Its blades have an almost blue tinge, giving lawns a beautiful colour. The one downfall is that they have a lower drought resistance than some other grass species. Though if considerately planted in the right climate with lots of shade, this could be the grass for you. Buffalo grass has come a long way in recent years. It was once known as ‘old scratchy’ because of its coarse texture, but the soft-leaf variant is far more comfortable under feet (and behinds). Soft-leaf buffalo grasses do well in sandy, lightly salty, or alkaline soils. It has above-ground runners (unlike kikuyu’s underground runners) that are easy to pull out of nearby garden beds and are not considered to be terribly invasive. Tip: Mow buffalo grass higher than you would other types to keep it looking its best, especially in shaded areas.
eclecticmuse wrote: What are the tall grasses with the brownish red at tips? - What is the name of the taller grasses that have the brownish red tips? Thanks 1 Like 1 comment PRO Johnsen Landscapes & Pools those are their 'flowers' in fall - Miscanthis sinensis gracillimus - Maiden Grass