Seven All Gold Hakonechloa Macra Grasses - Back for Spring - April 2024

As of last September, our little cluster of All Gold Japanese Forest Grasses in our backyard consisted of eight grasses that were planted in one of the curved beds sort-of by the tree swing tree.  Here's how they looked last year - six in front, two in the back row.  These grasses are some of the STARS of our garden, but they're slow-growing and (for me) not thrivers.  They're not in decline, but they're NOT the massive clumps that I see in other folks gardens online.  They also are, unfortunately, now located in the shadow of the soon-to-be-built pizza oven.  Two of them are tucked 'behind' the foundation that will require moving.  For now, I moved *just one* of them because it was in the direct line of construction foot-traffic.  I tucked it further back into the backyard - on the other side - near where I planted two divided ones from IB2DWs.  That cluster is now (I hope) three grasses and (I also hope) a couple of Autumn Ferns that went in last Fall.  Those are part of the 'hosta replacement project' that I need to keep going on this year - with Ferns and these All Gold Grasses.   

All Gold Hakonechloa Macra Grasses - Spring Emergence - Zone 6a

Here, below is an annotated version of the same photo with the grass clumps that are emerging in yellow circles:

All Gold Hakonechloa Macra Grasses - Spring Emergence - Zone 6a

These have (for me) been slow-to-start each Spring - normally reaching this state by early May.  These are about one-month-ahead of where they were in 2022.  

Something that will need to be put on my Fall 2024 plan is to relocated MOST of these.  They'll be hidden from view once the pizza oven stand goes up (I think), so they deserve a higher-profile spot.  When I do get around to moving them, I'll also divide them to give myself even more free-plants.  This Summer, I need to take an inventory of all the locations of hostas along the border and begin to plan where these seven-or-so (plus their divisions) should go in our shade beds.  


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