where to buy in smaller pot sizes

profe(warm 4)February 28, 2006

I am anxious to get rolling with the memorial garden for my deceased wife. I believe I know which varieties I like, and the layout, but I will need to plant smaller specimens in order to get the quantity to match my financial capabilities. Can anyone suggest a nursery (nurseries) that can accomodate the guy who wishes to plant smaller grasses?

Thanks in advance!

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Bluestem sells Miscanthus clumps in 4" pots, and smaller plugs on many other grasses.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bluestem

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 2:24PM
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Earthly Pursuits sells many varieties of grass in 4" and quart sizes. They're affiliated with Kurt Bluemel, a noted developer of grasses.

Here is a link that might be useful: Earthly Pursuits

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 2:27PM
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I am glad to hear that you are proceeding with the memorial garden.

DonnÂs referals are first-choice. Here are three more that might (partially, at least) meet your requirements.

1. Bluestone Perennials in Ohio (bluestoneperennials.com) sells a small collection of grasses in packs of three or in small pots. The packs measure 2 1â4" sq. x 3" deep and take about a year longer to reach mature sizes; the pots are 3 1â4" sq. x 5" deep (larger root ball).

2. The Prairie Nursery (prairienursery.com) also has limited collection that they sell in 3" pots that become cheaper in greater quantities. Wisconsin.

3. The Magic Garden (magicgardenplants.com) in upstate NY also carries a small collection, sold in 4" pots that perform very well in the garden. (They carry hard-to-find Achnatherum calamagrostis, plus more common grasses.)

    Bookmark   March 2, 2006 at 8:08AM
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Which grasses are you looking for, and how many of each? This sounds like a wonderful project. Was your wife a gardener? Polly

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 11:54AM
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profe(warm 4)

Great suggestions, one and all, and I am finding a few that I need. Polly, in particular I would like to find Miscanthus Morning Light in smaller pot sizes or plugs, Miscanthus Silberfeder, Little Blue Stem "The Blues", Mexican Feather Grass, various panicums, including "Dallas Blues," "Shenandoah," or "Squaw." That's a start! Substitutions could work.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 12:04AM
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Good suggestions on sources.

Bluestem, High Country Gardens, Eartly Pursuits are all retailers of ornamental grasses. Another to try would be Santa Rosa Gardens, they seem to have a very wide ornamental grass selection and a good reputation.

If you're getting into Panicums, I would highly recommend Panicum Dallas Blues, which you can find at Plant Delights or Santa Rosa Gardens.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dallas Blues

    Bookmark   September 28, 2006 at 6:20PM
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I do think that both High Country Gardens and Santa Rosa Gardens offer volume discounts.

profe, I hope you found the grass source that suited your needs.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2006 at 8:13PM
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