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@JustJazzmom wrote:

How tall do you want it? I can recommend Carex morrowii which is a sedge grass. This is typically used as a border edging plant.

 

 


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I would like about 12 inches or a little taller.  I am working on changing over my back yard.  I already have a lot of perennials but they die down in the winter (peonies, lilies, some ferns, daisies etc) and that leaves a lot of space for weeds.  Our winters have become much warmer so the weeds are prolific.  I am looking to fill in with evergreen plants.  I have several eunomyous, boxwood, summer daphne  and of course lots of rhododendrons.  Looking for different textures. 

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I think I have seen that in the nurseries. 

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@DiAnne

Here's an example of Carex morrowii cultivars (that is the term I used to google)

http://www.plantdelights.com/Carex-for-sale/buy-Sedges/Sedge/Butterfly-Host-Plant/Buy-Carex/?view_al...

Here in zone 7, they do not go dormant or die down to the ground. They remain green. Some gardeners, cut them down to the ground, but I leave them untouched year round. They make nice mounds.

 

Here is mine: It is to the right of the Japanese painted fern and the cultivar is 'Evergold'

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Thanks for the info and the link.  Beautiful garden.  Reminds me I need to put Sluggo around my hostas again!

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@JustJazzmom, wow, I love your fence.  How is it for maintenance?  LM

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Here is corkscrew grass...zones 4-9.  It says it is good in boggy areas as well as almost anywhere else.  I have it near my rock wall and under a birch tree.  It does well in both places.  LM

 

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@JustJazzmom

 

Thanks for the info and the link.  Beautiful garden.  Reminds me I need to put Sluggo around my hostas again!


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Photo was taken in May a few years ago.

Yes, I saw two of them out last night when I tossed the trash!! YUCK!

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@Lilysmom wrote:

@JustJazzmom, wow, I love your fence.  How is it for maintenance?  LM


Thank you!! It is a khaki colored PVC fence--not white color. Easy to clean -- when I get that 'round tuit'!

There is moss on the northern side and some water with bleach removes it well.

The pickets are closer together on 3 sides of our yard and on the side facing the street they are spaced slightly wider.

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@Lilysmom wrote:

@JustJazzmom, wow, I love your fence.  How is it for maintenance?  LM


Thank you!! It is a khaki colored PVC fence--not white color. Easy to clean -- when I get that 'round tuit'!

There is moss on the northern side and some water with bleach removes it well.

The pickets are closer together on 3 sides of our yard and on the side facing the street they are spaced slightly wider.


Looks great! Nice I was going to do a fence, that would be it!  LM