11 Ornamental Grasses for Better Fall Gardens

09/10/2021 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal Can decorative grasses be planted in the fall? Most popular ornamental grass. Do ornamental grasses need to be cut back in Autumn? Drought tolerant grasses. What ornamental grasses stay green year round? Ornamental grass…

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Top Plants from A to O with Dazzling Foliage

08/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Best Types of Foliage Plants. Large leaf outdoor plants. Leafy outdoor plant names. Foliage plant care. Large leaf tropical plants. Best Plants for Colorful Foliage. Hosta Next time you hit the garden center, think…

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How to Grow Sedge

10/01/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Red Fox Sedge has striking clumps of red foliage fade to flax, giving off a warm glow at sunset. This versatile Sedge thrives in wet areas around fountains and water gardens, yet equally happy…

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How to Grow Pampas Grass (Cortaderia)

09/03/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Dwarf Pampas Grass blends into a desert or Mediterranean landscape well. The ivory-colored plumes reach well above the foliage and offer an architectural look around patios and ponds. Well suited as a visual barrier…

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