For a dramatic effect on a dry slope, consider using big clumps of feather reed grass
to add height to a sea of ground-hugging Stipa tenuissima.
Its distribution in the lake is not continuous, but apparently restricted to the isolated patches of reed grass
, Phragmites mauritianus, where the insects live among the rhizomes and root mats.
Now it is defined by feather reed grass
, which has a rare quality of being upright but not stiff, dancing in the slightest breeze.
THE deck overlooks the beach just 10ft away, the soft furnishings include organic wool rugs and exotic reed grass
Variegated grasses are also popular, with gold and silver banded pampas grasses (Cortaderia selloana 'Gold Band' and 'Silver Comet'), white- and yellow-striped zebra grasses (Miscanthus varieties), and variegated reed grass
(Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam') leading the way.
This present work was aimed at to investigate the potential use of Big bluestem and Giant reed grass
as an alternative feedstock for lignocellulosic ethanol production and to apply leading pre-treatment technologies and parameter optimization for efficient hydrolysis of lignocellulose to fermentable sugars.
Nesting of red-winged blackbirds in cattails and common reed grass
in Mentor Marsh.
Sweet reed grass
has not been found in any other part of the park.
This was the message at an open day last week organised by the Pembrokeshire Bio Energy Initiative which looked at crops such as miscanthus and reed grass
By our third year of garden building, perennials like Joe-Pyeweed (Eupatorium maculatum) and ornamental grasses like feather reed grass
(Calamagrostis acutifolia) had reached 5 ft in height and ground covers like lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina) and lamium (Lamium maculatum) had a spread of 4 to 5 ft.
These could be yarrows, artemisias, sedums, cacti, and many of the euphorbias, all of which thrive even in the desert Southwest; better suited to cooler areas like coastal Northern California are seaside daisies, dudleyas, and Pacific reed grass
These include bamboos, pampas grass at the tall end along with Calamagrostis, the feather reed grass
which hails from Eastern Europe and Russia with the best being the named variety Karl Foerster.
, giant reeds, wild rye, even licorice, are indications of a dense clay or sandy loam someplace, because fresh water would be accumulating at the interface between the sand and impervious clay.
Today, with the loss of over-story trees, the Hendriksen property has been overrun by Burma reed grass
(Neyraudia reynaudiana), an invasive exotic that crowds out native species.
In the front yard, she achieved that by loosely layering unfussy perennials--including tufts of grassy-looking orange-streaked Anemanthele lessoniana-, 'Walker's Low' nepeta for purple contrast; clumps of Santa Barbara daisies, which die down in winter and reseed themselves; and feather reed grass
(Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster').