Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Busy Days at Lovegrass Farm

Blue Oat Grass, June 1, 2011

Our Native Deschampsia cespitosa, June 1, 2011
You'd never know it was a late & Cool Spring!  All our Ornamental Grasses are up and Growing Fast!  Blue Oat and the Native Deschampsia are already sending out their flowers.  They are going to look Gorgeous in about another week; Can't Wait!   Of course this means they shouldn't be moved again until Fall.  We've been busy dividing and transplanting and spreading compost and eel grass.  There are some new varieties of grasses growing in our hoop house; always Exciting to see what one can grow from seed!  
Deschampsia 'Bronzeschleier'
Miscanthus Giganteus, June 1, 2011
Miscanthus Purpurascens, June 1, 2011
Deschampsia 'Bronzeschleier' is later to come into bloom so is still okay to move.  It might not be much more than a week before Miscanthus Giganteus and Miscanthus Purpurascens are too tall to move so if you've been meaning to come for some of those best to come soon!  We still have some lovely big Lavender Plants left.  Pennisetum 'Hameln' & 'Moudry' are ready for sale.  Miscanthus sinensis "Gracillimus', 'Sarabande', & 'Variegatus' are growing very quickly.  We are sold out of 'Zebrinus' for this year.  The Panicums are up this week and ready for sale as are Big Bluestem & Little Bluestem, Indian grass, Northern dropseed, purple lovegrass, sand lovegrass, and a few more.

Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' , June 1, 2011
Blowing in 60 km. winds today
We have a few varieties of warm season grasses planted in grow bags (only a small number of each) that we will sell after mid-June when it is too late to sell field dug bare root.  We also have a few varieties of perennials and hop vines in grow bags.   They will all cost a little more than bare root plants.  There are blooms on the fruit trees and the blueberries & strawberries.  The lilacs are showing color.  It seems every day brings on something new!  We've already had our fill of Rhubarb custard pie & Jam!  Now to just get time to get the vegetable garden in!

1 comment:

  1. Paulette - I am totally hooked on Karl Foerster, planting it strategically to take the eye from quadrant of the yard to another. Your Blue Oat grass caught my eye too. The geographic area I garden in is a natural habitat for prairie grasses - which is not a hardship for me!