Saturday, November 12, 2022

GardenDC Podcast Episode 128: Ornamental Grasses and Sedges

In this episode of GardenDC: The Podcast about Mid-Atlantic Gardening, we talk with Shannon Currey of Izel Plants all about ornamental grasses and sedges. The plant profile is on American Persimmon Trees and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events in the What's New segment. We close out with Doug Oster, who shares the Last Word on his Daffodil Obsession.

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Show Notes:
01:06 Introducing Shannon Currey of Izel Plants 01:50 Shannon's career trajectory from people to plants 04:51 What goes into being "grass-like" 07:15 What's growing in Shannon's garden 09;30 Grasses vs Sedges 14:05 What to look for vis a vis grasses and sedges 18:40 Are there any native edible grasses 20:40 How to care for lackluster plantings 22:31 "If you baby them, you actually cause them to grow really lushly and then flop over. The better approach is actually you put them in a tough spot." -Shannon 25:30 Pet peeves and ideal conditions 32:00 what to do about cutting and weeding grass 35:33 ‘Pink Muhly’ 36:56 ‘Little bluestem’ 39:22 ‘Mexican feather grass’ 40:56 'Pennsylvanica' 42:07 Shannon's favorites 43:58 Non-native shout outs 47:43 How to get in touch with Shannon 48:41 "Grasses are a great way to have landscapes that do more for us ecologically. They are a good solution for a lot of common environmental challenges.” -Shannon 49:04 This week's plant profile is… American Persimmon Tree! 51:13 What's new in the garden? Bulbs, Lettuce, and late bloomers 51:43 What's going on around town? Gardening club, online workshop, horticulture classes, and holiday happenings 55:47 The Last Word – My Daffodil Obsession by Doug Oster

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Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden


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