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Creating a dune theme... Using grasses. Zone 6/7

Posted by chestnutpatrick 7 (chestnutpatrick@hotmail.com) on
Mon, Aug 3, 09 at 21:47

Our swim club is looking to landscape our club using ornamental grasses.

We plan to paint a mural on a wall. Ocean theme. Waves. etc.

The existing shrubs have been removed. (Old yews) Create a dune theme landscape.

Use snow fence for a transition between mural and landscape and plant bed using grasses.

Which grasses would you include such that we do not obstruct the view of the mural, need a minimum amount of moisture/care, and appearance is maximized between memorial and labor day.

I am thinking (so far)
-Miscanthus
-Sea oats
-Fescue (does get ratty in august)

any other low growing grasses that can be planted in mass?

Am I missing anything?

Let me know what you would include.... Check the link below for a pic of our clubhouse.

Here is a link that might be useful: Our swim club building.


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RE: Creating a dune theme... Using grasses. Zone 6/7

  • Posted by donn_ 7b, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 4, 09 at 12:29

Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'
Leymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'
Helichtotricon sempervirens
Any Pennisetum


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RE: Creating a dune theme... Using grasses. Zone 6/7

Thanks for the reply Donn.

That blue dune is beautiful. We plan on using snow fencing and grasses to landscape the front of our swim club. Looks like I will be calling gary at perennial market this winter.

Thanks again,
PC


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