Garden Making Editor-in-Chief Beckie Fox shows you a range of ornamental grasses in the beautiful setting of the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden.
We then take you behind the scenes to a major grower and plant wholesaler, Valleybrook Gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., where Sales Consultant Tony Post explains how easy it is to grow ornamental grasses.
Readers turn to the pages of Garden Making to learn about plants to consider for their garden. This video was inspired by a story in issue #7, Fall 2011, on shade-tolerant ornamental grasses. You can order a back copy from our office.
The grasses shown in the video are:
- ‘Wind Dancer’ love grass (Eragrostis elliottii ‘Wind Dancer’)
- Giant reed (Arundo donax)
- Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica)
- ‘Blood Brothers’ switch grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Blood Brothers’)
- Maiden grasses (Miscanthus spp. and cvs.)
- Zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’)
- Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra)
Our thanks to everyone who helped on our first video, especially videographer Mark Disero.