Grasses in the Garden

Grasses in a Garden Bed

Grasses in a Garden Bed

I took this photo of grasses growing in a narrow garden bed to show one of the many uses for these tufted plants. I suspect that this one is Swamp Foxtail Grass as many houses had it growing somewhere in the garden.

Although I would like to have some colour in the bed, the grass worked well because of the narrow space available. It can be tidied up after flowering, particularly important with native grasses that set seeds which can be a pest. The number of times I have had to ‘deprickle’ socks and fleecy jumpers or pants. When the seed begins to loosen in the panicle is a good time to get rid of the seed head to avoid having them become a nuisance in that way.

 

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  1. […] positions. Generally they tolerate light to moderate frosts. Grasses can be seen in this use also here. Monday October 22nd, 2007 | Categories: Kangaroo Paws And Other Tufted Plants; Hardy Australian […]

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