09 March 2010

Of Grasses, Sedges and Damp Springs

Okay, I admit it. I have some catching up to do. Blogging just hasn't been top on the mind lately, but I have snapped a few photos now again, so let me post of few of those.

Last week, we had a couple of really dewy mornings - cool and damp. I noticed riding around town that the Mexican feathergrass plants - which are growing new green clumps - all had tiny drops of water about an inch from the tips of their leaves. They all looked like jeweled chandeliers bursting forth from the brown wintery ground. I captured the phenomenon on one of the plants in my front garden.

The front sedges (Carex retroflexa var. texensis) are in full bloom, and have grown quite a bit since we planted them in October. I'm always professing my love for these sedges, but I tell ya, they are great.

Here's a photo of these sedges just after planting in December:

Speaking of sedges, they are forming a great backdrop out back for the spring blooming peach tree. Gorgeous and very Zen, I think.


Anonymous said...

I totally forgot how small those sedges that we planted in the front were just a few months ago. Are yard is like crack for them.

Pam/Digging said...

You got me to try Texas sedge with your earlier posts, Lee, and I'm thrilled with how they're doing. Thanks!