Native Grass Gardens
Last year I fell in love with native grasses and wanted to share some pictures with other Oklahoma Gardeners in case someone else might be interested in the idea. It was because of this garden at the History Museum that is all planted in prairie grasses. I took some pictures last month. They don't do it justice, grasses are hard to capture so if you are ever by there, go see it. Only the purple three awn was blooming at this time. Its much prettier in late summer and fall, a mass of seed heads shimmering in the sun. If there is anything we can and maybe should be growing more of here in Oklahoma its native grasses? Drought hardy. They have quite a few Desert Willows and other native trees growing there as well.
Here is a book I have checked out of the Library over and over in case anyone else is interested. I am now in the process of establishing areas in native grasses this year and its challenging trying to visualize. The photos below are the History Museum and then the book and some grass gardens by John Greenlee. He is called the Guru of Grasses and has been starting a trend of natural grasses replacing traditional lawns and gardens.