How do you support big ornamental grasses?
The downside to loving ornamental grasses is that some of them get BIG and flop all over the place and grow root balls that might as well be made from poured concrete.
Some of my miscanthus are at that stage now and I can't dig them out to divide them without renting a backhoe. So my choices are to divide them in place using a chain saw or an axe and hope I can dig out the pieces or just support them somehow.
This spring I tried what I think are called Double Peony Supports that I bought at my local special feed store. The supports have two rings of 18 inch diameter and the total height is 36 inches. They're too flimsy, but are a good start. Maybe I could double them up - double double peony supports? It's too dark out right now to photograph them, but maybe tomorrow if it's not raining
Anyway, I just ran into this thread that Mindy of Cotton Arbo-Retum fame posted last year on the Perennials Forum.
This thread has lots of good ideas and I'm wondering if anyone here has anything to add or has good or bad experience with shoring up big floppy plants to share. I love the grasses but when they start flopping they overwhelm everything around them.