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How to Grow Pennisetum Mountain Ruby Grass- An Easy to Grow Ornamental Grass

Tweet This was my first year for this grass the Pennisetum Mountain Ruby Grass, and I tell ya it was such a dramatic ornamental showoff in the garden and also in containers. One thing I really noticed was it’s ability to catch my eye every time I walked outdoors.             […]


Big Greenhouse is Empty- Touring the Outdoor Perennial Gardens

Tweet The big greenhouse is now empty , all plants left are placed in my smaller greenhouse. What is left is succulents, green plants such as ferns, caladiums, mandevillas , etc. Succulents will be wintered indoors when our weather gets colder, the rest well I hope I can find homes for them. Succulents such as […]


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 […]


Miscanthus Silberpfeil Japanese Silver Arrow

Tweet Miscanthus Silberpfeil Japanese  Silver Arrow As the years go by and more and more plants go into the ground I find myself losing track of names of  (for example) varieties of the many ornamental  grasses.  So many are looking alike nowadays. So marking your plants with metal tag stakes  when planted is so important, […]


Backyard Garden Walk Tour at Picket Fence Greenhouse – Iowa Gardening

Tweet Every year I like to go around and get photos and sometimes video of my backyard, this year plants have done very well because we had plenty of sunshine and rainfall. This  video was done Aug 2010 , when our weather here was extremely hot.. Part II


Welcome! Perennial Gardening Blog Readers

Tweet   Hi Everyone, My name is Diane Mumm, I live in southwest Iowa and I am the owner of the Picket Fence Greenhouse Gardening Blog. So You have a love and a passion for gardening.. You have came to the right place.. I hope you enjoy your visit. Picket Fence Greenhouse Blog will be […]