These screens were purchased from Etsy store called The Watered Edge Can’t wait to make a great gate out of these.
(8) Big Bluestem andropogon-gerardii Height 4-8 Feet Spread 4-5 Feet Spacing 24 Inches Native clump grass, gray to blue-green stems in spring, green alternating with deep red in summer, then to coppery red in fall. Moist meadows and roadsides and rivers – but can be drought tolerant. Three-fingered seed heads top tall stems in August… Continue reading Andropogon gerardii – Big Bluestem 4-5 h
Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa Inspiration: Lifescapecolorado.com USDA
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed This native grass finds its home in much of the US. Part of the greater Sporobolus genus which includes the sacaton, and muhlenbergia has fine green leaves and grows in a lovely arching fashion. This slow grower, can take up to four years to flower when grown from seed. This variety… Continue reading Sporobolus heterolepis – Prairie Dropseed
Little Bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium 2 – 3’H x 12″ Warm season grass. Green to blue green leaves turn red/bronze in the fall. And is a standout during winter. With a fibrous root system, for Colorado its best grown in clay soils. Will tolerate light shade and is drought tolerant. Up to 7500ft host plant… Continue reading Schizachyrium scoparium – Little bluestem
The grasses that will make up the main fill for the prairie substrate includes two native grasses that will provide both habitat and structure. LITTLE BLUESTEM ( Schizachyrium scoparium) DROPSEED (Sporobolus heterolepis) These little beauties arrived 5/16/2019 The intention was to allow acclimation 2 days in shade of patio and then move to sun. But… Continue reading Dropseed and Little Bluestem grasses arrive; soon big bluestem as well