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grasses are beautiful too

#1 User is offline   elwingo 

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:45 PM

just outside the main entrance of botanic gardens, is this lovely grass patch..enjoy

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss143/elwingo/Image009-10.jpg

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:04 PM

You right say that grasses are beautiful too because it realizes us near the nature.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:36 PM

herbaldiet - tks for reviving this thread. i attempted a grass patch at my place although it looks kind of strange with the ferns and trees in between.. take a look..

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss143/elwingo/Image019-2.jpg
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:16 PM

View Postelwingo, on 09 December 2010 - 12:36 PM, said:

herbaldiet - tks for reviving this thread. i attempted a grass patch at my place although it looks kind of strange with the ferns and trees in between.. take a look..

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss143/elwingo/Image019-2.jpg


Here's maybe what you can try, growing groups of grasses instead of single grass clumps, which will look more natural as the same kind of grass usually grow together for large stretches instead of many different kinds of grass spangled around, unless for large areas. You can then grow ferns(if not tall enough, can try elevating on stumps) in these groups at regular intervals to provide consistency as an element that ties them together.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:17 PM

Try these!

http://plantfiles.in...ampas_grass.jpg

http://www.bigger-lo...ampas-grass.jpg

http://www.mysunsetb...at%20Sunset.jpg
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:07 PM

one of the main challenges of growing grasses here is the lack of variety. i went to lots of places but could only get the usual pennisetum types and bamboo grasses. islaverde, do u know i can get pampas grass? i havent seen any on sale in sg.

exoticneasy, the patch, which is next to our driveway, started out with palm trees. then we grew fruit trees which grew way too big so we had to chop down the palms. the palms provided the stumps for the bird nest ferns which though common are one of my favourites. the space in between is where the grasses are.. i know it's a rather adhoc way of planting..ie no planning..

i like big showy grasses.. these 2 pics were taken in korea. i brought back seeds but no luck with their germination..
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss143/elwingo/IMG_2970.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss143/elwingo/IMG_2904.jpg

i have included small grasses but after a while, the bigger ones will overwhelm the smaller ones so i think it might be better to intersperse the bigger grasses with rocks and stones...but i think i'm just to lazy to lug big stones around..
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

The grass in korea shopping centre is probably a selected cultivar of Miscanthus sinensis. Native to temperate east asia. Again, the nice puff seed heads are found during autumn to early winter.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:09 AM

when see grasses also can de stress..... nice pics.
Thanks!!
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:49 AM

Pampas grass... ask WF to import? :)/>
They grow in south america in the Paramo region at altitudes of 3000m average. which means temps of between 5C-15C. Can be done here?? http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:34 AM

hehe..er..apparently grasses are "in" now i heard. i got 2 arondo variegated clumps (Arundo donax var. versicolor i think) and added them to my grass patch..trouble is the spot isnt full sun..but let's see..
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:24 PM

Very nice photos of different grass.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:39 PM

look...this is in singapore..guess where?

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:45 PM

ok this one no need to guess..it's my grass patch hehe...the newly planted arundos look a little sad but let's hope they will grow nicely despite the lack of full sun.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:49 PM

View Postelwingo, on 08 March 2011 - 09:39 PM, said:

look...this is in singapore..guess where?

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss143/elwingo/Image009-35.jpg


I love it!
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:00 PM

actually bamboos also grass... wah so many plants to grow
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

elwingo, u forgot one grass in sg tat army folks 'love'. elephant grass!
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:10 PM

:hysterical:/> pls dont remind us hor..

abby..u didn't guess where this is.. hint..u can see white birds on the other side of the river..egrets?
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:02 PM

Aiya, can't guess la, only can remember when those silvery bloom on top of the grass dance in the evening breeze, so beautiful and peaceful! I love them but hate them too! My dad will ask me to help him to create a channel 1st, than arm with a big bundle of green coconut leave to standby, he poured kerosene over at some location and FIRE! left the black ground next day for some other planting activities again.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:35 PM

Agree grasses are beautiful...

Just to share a pic of my ruby grass...

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/serenechia/air%20plant/some%20recent%20%20blooms/IMG_5419.jpg

close up

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/serenechia/IMG_0494.jpg
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:05 AM

lovely!!!!
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