Backyard Prairie Dropseed Planted - June 2022
Back in late April, I brought home two Prairie Dropseeds - a native grass - from the Morton Arboretum Arbor Day Plant Sale. I first 'got to know' Prairie Dropseed from Roy Diblik's YouTube videos where he calls it both by the trade name (Prairie Dropseed) but also the formal name of Sporobolus heterolepis. I decided to NOT plant the two grasses together - despite knowing that's one of the 'gardening mistakes' that I've made over time. I decided to stick one in the front yard (more on that later) and one in the backyard bed that you can see below. I planted it between the border and the urn in a spot that is mostly bare right now.
I'd like to plant MORE of these in a little colony here, but my thought is to try with one, see how it responds to this bed this Spring/early Summer and then buy more (hopefully...in plug form) up at Northwind this Summer.
I'm considering this as a version of groundcover, so that helps me continue to check the box on #5 of my 2022 to-do list: fall in love with groundcover.