Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Few Seconds on Grass

Whether you're talking about reinventing the concept of the American front yard, concerned about whether or not Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass is a bad idea or avoiding high-fructose corn syrup in your diet because of something you read by Michael Pollan, you're thinking about grass. And thinking about grass and realizing how incredibly important this family of plants is in a staggering variety of ways, if you never have before, is probably a good idea.

The fall's a good time to appreciate the beauty of certain grasses in the garden and maybe learn to identify and name a few species. There are a lot of places you could go to do this in New York City. I happened to take these pictures of the native Chasmanthium latifolium at Queen's Botanical Garden this past Sunday.

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