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GarethAustin
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:02 am    Post subject: Miscanthus Reply with quote

Festuca blue
Red Baron
Acorus Ogon
Miscanthus variegates
Cortaderia Gold Band

What types do you all grow in your gardes?

Anyone got any other favourites?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Our sales of ornamnetal grasses have increased dramatically for us here in the past year.


Austin, it could be due to people using Miscanthus as a bioenergy fuel. I can appreciate that visually they look good but people could be experimenting..... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foamcutter

I've heard of Miscanthus being used as a Biofuel, but I think its mostly for ornamental uses.

The fashion for grasses I think is catching on from the UK, and many more irish gardeners are using these grasses for great effect in their garden.

Perhaps the most popular of all ornamental grasses - the Pampas is starting to lessen in popularity as more people are opting for the dwarf pampas, and other smaller grasses.

What do yous think?
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