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Tuesday, February 16, 2021


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Kris P

Carex greyii is cute! I love sedges too, although I generally limit myself to the species that can get by on less water. However, my favorite is 'Evergold', a Japanese native which survives only in areas that get regular water via our irrigation system. I'm currently trying a low-water Carex pansa, which is a California native.

Lisa at Greenbow

I have planted several carex here too. I love the textures they bring to the garden.

Barbara H.

Isn't it interesting when we think we are doing things one way but later we have a chance to stand back and see that there is also another pattern at work?

danger garden

Beautiful photos that were such a treat for my eyes which are tired of looking at white all around me! (how do those with snow on the ground most of winter do it!?). My only real carex love was Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat' (not native to North America) sadly the slugs loved it too...

Linda Brazill

LOREE — I am probably growing at least a dozen different Carexes, not all native. I have trouble with Banana Boat because it seems to burn easily even in a fair amount of shade. No slug problems with it that I have noticed. Much better luck with C. Lemon Zest if you can find it and C. siderosticha variegata which is green and white and resolutely trouble free. 
I've spent my whole life in snowy regions. The nice thing about being retired is I don't have to drive in bad weather. I can sit by the fire. We designed the garden to look good in winter, but our snow is currently so deep that most shrubs and rocks and winter features are buried. 

Linda Brazill

BARBARA — The thinking about how to garden in general has changed so much.  But don't want to throw my baby out with the bathwater.


Yes, your sedges are beautiful, and you have a lovely way with placement and arrangement of all your plants. I agree, too, that there must always be a place for Hellebores and Epimediums in a shady garden. :)

Ken Nordlund

The photo of the Carex greyii seedheads on snow is a stunner!

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