I'm trying some natives. Exotics vetiver grass and cymbopogon have been in place for several years now. I want to expand their use.
Vetiver grass, summer and winter.
Lemon grass, Cymbopogon, used in teas and cooking. My pets like to chew it. I put a potful in the greenhouse, above. They've chewed it back to half. It goes well with butterfly plants and with roses.
The bright green in the background is annual ryegrass which gives winter color to the dormant centipede and bahia that form our lawn.
Silk Grass in late fall, just after bloom above left, and in winter after the seeds have dried, righ
Early spring, Silk Grass has blue Foliage.
When we drove from T'ville, GA to Tallahassee, FL recently, huge clumps of pampas grass filled the medians and was along side the highway as well.
A homeowner near here used pampas to good advantage to screen a swimming pool from a side road.
How do you use grasses in your garden?