Totem Pole Switch Grass Winter Interest - January 2023
Planted in 2021, this will be the third growing season for a singular large-scale Switch Grass that is planted in our front porch bed: the Totem Pole Switch Grass. I've been able to 'get to know' this grass a bit over the years and have discovered that it is late starter - well after most grasses emerge for the year. And that every year since planting, the grass has grown taller and taller. On a recent warm(er) afternoon this past weekend, I wandered around the front beds to have a look at some plants and came across this grass. And was struck by the seed heads. And how it provides a really nice look in Winter. See below for the current state of the Switch Grass:
With the removal of the declining Norway Maple and the planting of the Triumph Elm, this front yard bed is one of my main/top priorities for 2023. Do I leave this grass here? Add more of them? Time to make a plan.