Over the last couple of weeks, I have noticed many different grasses going to seed along the side of the highways and interstates in Oklahoma. There is one specific grass that has really cool, red seed heads. I have said to Christie several times that we should stop and snip some to make a bouquet. Yesterday, we snipped the tops off of two different grass types to make some really nice, simple bouquets.
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Grasses have been receiving more landscaping attention over the last couple of years. People are beginning to include grasses as highlights in their flowerbeds, rather than just vast green lawns. I recently read that growers are looking at more and more native grasses in Oklahoma for potential landscape focus. Many of these grasses are well suited for xeriscape landscaping, since they can survive the hot and often very dry summers in Oklahoma.
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I wouldn't mind having some of this red grass planted in one of our flowerbeds!