Carex Bromoides Planted - July 2022

I've planted a few different sedges in our garden in the past few years as I've become more aware of them and how they can work in various spots in the garden.  I have a few Everillo Sedges planted in a little colony and some OG's of the Sedge world: Carex Pensylvanica planted as a test

There doesn't seem to be a bigger booster of Sedges in the gardening world than Roy Diblik from Northwind Perennial Farm.  He's actually where I've 'gotten to know' anything about sedges.  From his YouTube videos.  He posted a short video where he named his '3 favorite Carex' (embeded below), where he detailed what he likes about all three - bromoides, muehlenbergii & muskingumensis.

Well...that means I have to try ALL of them, right?  I'm starting with one of them:  

.  Below is the sign from Roy's nursery.

The description on the sign reads:  Too nice, a good looking soft foliage grass-like plant that adds contrast to all types of shade plantings. What's not to like?

He talks about combining these sedges into a pattern.  Run a group of Bromoides with islands of 'Little Midge'.  And fields of Pensylvanica with islands of Carex muskingumensis.

I decided to start out with four small Bromoides.  Here, below is one of them - this is the same photo from the top of the post.

One of the big differences between the Pennsylvanica and Bromoides is dry vs moist soil.  I'm trying them in different spots and going to see how they react.  I decided to use these Carex Bromoides in a little nook in front of the Fanal Astilbes in the south beds in the backyard.  I'll keep the watered and see how they do.  See below for the drift of four Carex Bromoides.

#5 on my 2022 to-do list was to work more with groundcover.  These four Carex are part of that groundcover puzzle and can be added to the pair of Prairie Dropseeds that I picked up at the Morton Arboretum sale this Spring.  

Is this 'enough' for the year?  I don't think so. Six plantings of ground cover for the year.  I'd say I would get an 'incomplete' as of now.  10 more sedges?  Then we're talking.  

But, where do they need to go?  A few places:

1.  Out front under the Norway Maple.
2.  Around the Firepit area.
3.  In the way back where nothing is growing.
4.  Under the Frans Fontaine Hornbeams.

That last one feels like a good excuse to buy 10 more.  So does the firepit area.  

First the Hornbeams.  It is low-lying, so more 'wet' than dry.  A mix of Bromoides with some 'Little Midge' mixed in feels right.

Firepit is more dry.  That's Pennsylvanica and Muskingumensis.  Ten or so 'plugs' would go a long way back there, too. 


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