Thursday, March 22, 2012

Nifty Nodding Needlegrass in the Mist

I didn't really get a nice shot of the nice panicles of nodding needlegrass (Stipa cernua) in the last post (this is just a follow up post to that one).

Here are some nodding needlegrasses currently blooming and nodding in my garden.



Pretty! I hope sometime to have a nice plant that is standing on its own to show - these are growing amid other things and harder to see the pretty fountaining form of the grass. Always something to aim for!

2 comments:

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Mine isn't nodding yet, but it was new this year, and you do tend to be a couple of weeks ahead of us. It is a lovely grass. My plan this year is add some more native grasses to the garden. I love how they move in a breeze.

Country Mouse said...

I started leavinga comment on your comment, Clare, then realized I was writing a post! I'm going to save it off as notes. I have a few torrey's melic, but not a lot. I think it may be too late to start any more, but maybe not. Maybe I'll have a go this weekend. Of the non-local native grasses, I'm enjoying deer grass in particular - it's so dramatic.