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Grasses at Chickadee Gardens

Ornamental grasses represent in every corner of Chickadee Gardens. When I say grasses, I am referring to ornamental grasses rather than lawn. Versatile, fairly low-maintenance, multi-purpose ornamental grasses are an element tying the garden to the surrounding fields and landscape. They meld the whole garden together, a unifying element. Larger grasses blow in the breeze adding an element of sound while seeds provide nourishment to songbirds. The large grasses are cover for birds; you find them bopping around, pecking at the ground below, especially in our autumn and winter months. Many grasses add a vertical accent and some catch the light like no other plant. There are grasses for sun, for shade, tall and short grasses, grasses for dry soil and grasses for soggy. They come in silvers, yellows, golds, lime-green and dark green, orange and purple, too. Taking a mental inventory of these useful plants is a task I've wanted to complete for some time. So here it is, nearly all of the

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