Driveway Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grasses - June 2020

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grasses by Driveway

Spring and early Summer has treated our Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grasses that are sandwiched between our front walk and driveway really well.  There are three of them planted in this little bed that I mulched earlier this Summer with some cocoa bean shell mulch.  They're all happy and putting on a little lacy show right now. 

I've posted photos of these grasses over the years.  They were planted when we moved in back in Summer of 2017.  And here's a look at them their FIRST year back - in early June of 2018.   By August of 2018, they had finished growing and were transitioned to golden tops/tips.  The last time, I posted a photo of these were last October (2019) when they were on their way to dormancy for the year. 

In the photo at the top of this post, you can see them right now - happy and green.  With a lot of top growth that is lightweight and moves with the wind. 

Here - below - is a close-up view of those tips.  They are really striking RIGHT now. 

These provide some nice Winter interest, but their early Summer presence might be their best look. 


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