Muhly Grass never had it so good! This ultra-rugged, ultra-tough native grass is topped in late summer and fall by enormous plumes of cotton-candy pink, as airy as puffballs, as showy as the most elegant bloom!
One of the few grasses that thrives in part shade! Only 18-24" tall, its slender leaves form a fountain of bright green and then become suffused with crimson and purple in fall. Beautiful cascading down a shady bank or over a retaining wall. Likes evenly moist soil, but tolerates dry spells. Zones 5-9. 3" pot. Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'. -
BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.
Japanese Blood Grass - a warm-season ornamental grass that is selected for its attractive, red-tipped foliage. It grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9 and thrives in sunshine and moist soil. I think I might have to give this one a try.
Pink Muhly Grass Never has a plant so tough looked so pretty! Neat, tidy mounds of dark green, semi-glossy foliage produce airy cotton candy pink plumes in late summer that last through the end of fall. Low-maintenance and carefree, this grass is ideal for hot, humid areas and poor soil. Plant in full sun to part shade. Grows 3 ft. tall. Potted. Zones 6-10.
some think the Katsura tree smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses it's leaves in the fall. Besides being wonderful to smell in the fall, the Katsura sports a lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves. In the spring Katsura has reddish-purple new growth, in summer it sports heart-shaped blue-green leaves and in winter the gray, slightly exfoliating bark lends interest.
Corner Grass Garden: Create a sense of beauty and movement in your landscape with our professionally designed Corner Grass Garden. Zebra Grass provides the central focus, supported by Rose Fountain Grasses on either side. Daring Dilemma Daylilies and Blue Festuca Grass introduce colorful highlights that complete this low-maintenance garden.
This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.