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Amaranthus Autumn’s Touch

Tweet Amaranthus Autumns’s Touch When I see this flower I think of fall, and also the flower reminds me of the perennial astilbe flower and or looks kinda like a celosia flower too. I am loving the color, and this will be my first year to grow from seed. The plumage on this amaranthus stands […]

Winter Interest Using Ornamental Grasses

Tweet Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus Maiden Grass Oh the winter months are here and I try and find comfort and beauty wherever I can , because not only are our winters in Iowa long, they can be really frustrating when the transition comes from late Winter to early Spring. As I walk outside on a cold […]

Iowa’s First Blizzard Warning brings Beautiful Snow Covered Colorado Spruce Trees

Tweet   Today I ventured outside to see what amount of snow totals we received over night, and look what I ran across. Snow covered colorado spruce trees. Winter is showing it’s beauty just right outside in my back yard.  I had to snap a few photos and just love the look these trees give […]

Pennisetum Variegated Red Fountain Grass Fireworks

Tweet Pennisetum Variegated Red Fountain Grass Fireworks At last My plant Testimony 2011: Well after growing this grass all summer into the fall I am happy to report I am in love with this new fireworks grass . It is just like the photo it grows great in container gardening as a thriller plant. It […]

Bunny Tails Lagurus Ovatus

Tweet                             Bunny Tails Lagurus Ovatus This is a Charming looking grass . What a Beauty! An elegant fountain of ornamental grass with lots of landscape possibilities. Graceful at the front of the house, or plant among flowers for an informal look. Fluffy seed heads add texture and visual appeal. Beginning in early summer, it’s […]

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’ Zebra Grass

Tweet Miscanthus sinensis  ‘Zebrinus’ Zebra Grass Zebra Grass is a huge favorite of mine and well deserving.. It is a beautiful upright clumping ornamental grass.  This type of grass has a arching habit . It is marked by conspicuous horizontal bands of yellow on the foliage.  In summer those bands can have the appearance of […]