WWTT - Grass

My friend Loree over at Danger Garden does a lot of walking, driving, traveling. Well, a lot compared to me. During these excursions she keeps a look out for interesting gardens and landscapes. Some are noteworthy because they are cool or beautiful, but others fall into the "what were they thinking?" category.


These Miscanthus planted near intersections near my house fit into that WWTT bucket. Sure Miscanthus is a fairly wide grass, graceful and arching. Not appropriate for this space? Just prune them!


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If you thought that first one was bad, this one will send you over the edge:


From a distance I thought it was a switch grass (Panicum) but with a different sort of inflorescence.

I wonder if anybody has figured out how to prune these into cube/rectangular shapes yet?

What were they thinking?

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outlawgardener  – (October 11, 2016 at 9:09 AM)  

Sad to do this to such a graceful plant. In many public plantings here, once the grasses are dormant, the dried clumps are sculpted into cubes or cylinders. Crazy.

danger garden  – (October 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM)  

Ugh. Good capture, sad situation.

Alan  – (October 12, 2016 at 12:08 PM)  

Peter: I'd actually like to see that -- grab some photos this winter if you remember please.

Loree: It's better than having them cut down. I've seen people around here do that too: cut their ornamental grasses down while raking their yards. So silly, as big grasses in winter are one of the best things to look at (if you don't grow bamboo).

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (October 14, 2016 at 1:16 PM)  

Another case of the puppy turning into a great Dane.

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