Perspectives on Lawn Alternatives
Posted November 17, 2008 09:27h in Garden Plants, Scott in the News, Sustainability Topics 5 Comments
This month Susan Harris, garden blogger for GardenRant.com and sustainablegardeningblog.com, visited the Scott Arboretum for a class on lawn alternatives. Check out what she had to say about our lawn alternatives. You can visit our lawn alternative plantings behind Beardsley Hall and outside of the Glade Garden.
Barbara ShawPosted at 09:39h, 17 November
The gardenRant website is great. Thanks for passing this on. It’s almost hellebore time. Do you thing a short blog about these great plants would be interesting?
Becky RobertPosted at 10:56h, 17 November
Dear Barbara, GardenRant is my favorite garden blog too. We definitely talk about hellebores sometime this winter. Keep reading!
John ManionPosted at 09:01h, 19 November
Is that Carex pennsylvanica in the photo?
Becky RobertPosted at 09:13h, 19 November
This is an image of Liriope spicata from our John W. Nason Garden. Liriope gives a lovely appearance of a lawn but will not take foot traffic. It needs to cut back in early winter. A word of caution, we have to remove the growth of Liriope around our trees and shrubs because rodents like the tall growth of Liriope and will sharpen their teeth on the woody stems during the winter. This often results in girdling of the tree.
Ted PattersonPosted at 17:44h, 26 November
Thanks for these links. Susan Harris’ photos and comments make great notes–even for someone who attended the workshop and went on the slightly damp tour.