I'm experimenting with ornamental grass.
I planted some last summer and it did well through the winter.
Here are three plants new to my garden this year.
The middle one is an annual,
(which I didn't realize at the time)
so it won't last through the winter.
However each of the ones flanking it are perennials.
This is a close-up of what is called "Maiden Grass."
It will not bloom this first year
or so the nursery lady told me,
but this shows you what it will look like in full 'bloom'.
Here's the info I rely on when buying.
I think this will suit my needs just fine.
It's apparently hard to 'kill'--sometimes my thumb is green;
other times it is very brown!
We did some tearing up of the old 'patio' and built a new one.
(Photos of it will be for another time).
In the process, a big area of grass was killed.
So my husband spread dirt, sprinkled grass seed,
and covered it all with hay.
Then it rained---Hurray!
Hubby also tore down a deteriorating wall by the garage
and planted grass there.
A close-up of wonderful grass.
For more views on grass,
please check out Francesca's