Oct 29th, 2014

Stunning Grasses Add Whimsy to the Conservatory

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Conservatory with Pink Muhlygrass Muhelnbergia capillaris

Conservatory with Pink Muhlygrass (Muhlenbergia capillaris).

Recently, we’ve talked quite a bit about why ornamental and native grasses are good for nature and the environment. We shared our plans with you for our plantings in front of the Conservatory at the Ornamental Grass Garden.  And even vetted the best grasses to plant in our area, so you can use them in your own yard. ….In case you missed it: Pink Muhlygrass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’, and Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus herterolepis). But have you seen them in person? They are stunning. Astoundingly beautiful even….and so much more interesting then turf! Here’s a photo to tide you over, but trust me, you’ll want to see this in person.

And if you want your own tour guide — consider taking a guided tour on Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. this tour is free for members and $16 for non-members. Register:  http://bit.ly/NativeGrass

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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