Saturday, March 3, 2012


It's time to take down the old!
A recent workday in the Arboretum's Perennial Border found these Master Gardeners cutting back the dead blades of grass.  Soon new growth will sprout out from the base.  We use the cut dried, dead grass to line pathways.  Here is a link that will take you to a list of ornamental grasses that do well in our area: Ornamental Grasses. Take notice of the small yellow flowers on the plant close to the wall.  This is our winter jasmine, Jasiminum nudiflorum, and it has been blooming for several months.  The Jasminum nudiflorum Fact Sheet describes this plant as having a fountain of arching, willowy stems.  It is certainly has a bright, cheery presence in this border.