Not All Grass Needs to be Mowed!

Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass

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“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
–Eleonora Duse

Don’t you just love ornamental grasses?  So many beautiful ones to choose from these days, though a lot of them don’t do well in central Florida.  Still, pink muhly grass and purple fountain grass are among the ones we CAN grow, and they are such wonderful accents in the garden.  The stand of purple fountain grass above is as tall as I am, or close to 6 feet.  When it is blooming and the morning light shines through it, it’s just beautiful.  Do you grow any grasses that don’t need to be mowed?  Being a non-lawn person, myself, those are my favorite kinds!

4 thoughts on “Not All Grass Needs to be Mowed!

  1. I love that quote! My neighbor has that growing in his yard – never knew what it was. Actually he was not the one who planted it, but it is beautiful and I am grateful that it flows over into our yard.


  2. Hi, Patty! Happy Freya’s Day to you! I was so glad to find that quote. It just hit home with me as soon as I read it, and I really believe it to be true. Ornamental grasses are so beautiful, and graceful, aren’t they? And they add a lot of motion to the garden, swaying with the slightest breeze!

    Thanks for stopping by today! Always nice to see you here!

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  3. I’ve tried something similar. The grasses arent ornamental, though- i just went out into the countryside and dug up a variety of wild grasses in the hope that they would attract some seed eating birds. I’ll have to wait till summer to see if it works. You do need to be careful with ornamental grasses- in the UK, planting Pampas Grass in your front garden is a secret sign that you are a swinger.


  4. Hi, 23! Good to see you here. Well, I figure if the grasses don’t come rolled up or in squares like sod, or in big bags of commercial seed, then they qualify for ornamental. And how clever of you to realize that ornamental grasses were growing all around you. I hope they attract lots of birds for you. As for pampas grass, we’ll just keep that little secret between us, shall we? Nothing my hubby needs to know, right? 🙂


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