Cool Ornamental Grass Pruning

Has cabin fever gotten to you yet?  Do you long to go into your garden and do something, anything?  Looking outside the weather doesn’t look the most inviting, but now is a good time to get those shears out and trim back those cool ornamental grasses growing in your garden.   You’re probably saying to yourself are my grasses cool or warm season?  Here are some of the more familiar cool season ornamental grasses:

  • Alopecurus pratensis ‘Aureovariegatusn – Common Name: Golden foxtail grass
  • Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Bronzeschleier’- Common Name: Bronze veil tufted hair grass
  • Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster”- Common Name: Feather reed grass
  • Festuca cinerea ‘Fruehlingsblau’ – Common Name: Spring blue fescue
  • Festuca glauca ‘Select’ – Common Name: Blue fescue
  • Helictotrichon sempervirens – Common Name: Blue oat grass Continue reading

What to do in your Garden in February

The weather here and across the nation has been rather strange and erratic this winter.  When Alabama gets 5 inches of snow and Washington, D.C. gets the most snow in decades, the idea of doing things in your garden seem so far away.  But here in Colorado there are some things you can do while the winds blow and the snow falls.  Performing these few tasks will give you a head start once Spring arrives, plus it will help with that cabin fever brewing inside of you.

I know those seed catalogs have arrived since the beginning of the year making you more anxious to get your hands in the dirt.  Take time and think about what you want to plant this year.  While you are all snuggled up in your blanket with your hot chocolate, decide what you are going to plant, by browsing through your seed catalogs and order the variety you have chosen. Continue reading