Ornamental Grasses

Just a few weeks ago, the Master Gardeners had a program here at the library about fall lawn care. Well, they are coming back for a program on ornamental grasses on Oct. 18th 2012 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Ornamental grasses are grasses that are grown as ornamental plants. Some of the more common ones here in Kansas are Hardy Pampas Grass and Switchgrass.

According to K-State, ornamental grasses are categorized as being a cool season grass or a warm season grass. Cool season grasses usually grow in late winter or early spring when conditions in Kansas are usually cool and moist. As the weather becomes warmer, these grasses usually go dormant. Warm season grasses usually grow best when the temperatures are between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, how do you use these types of grasses in your landscape? Well, come to the program and I am sure you will find out. Again, the Master Gardeners will be here October 18, 2012 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C. Find out how to use these type of grasses in your landscape.

We also have many books on ornamental grasses in our Lawn and Garden Neighborhood that can help you landscape with these types of plants. I hope to see you at the program. Happy Gardening!!

Kathy is a former employee and wrote some great posts including the series All Booked Up.