I’ve always had a difficult time over wintering ornamental grasses in containers so last fall I decided to try something different. We pulled the grasses out of the pots and heeled them in an above ground, but not really raised bed. Then we mulched around them with potting soil to make the roots were not exposed to air.
At the time I did This Post and Video about what we were doing.
Recently One of Our Members asked me how that worked out and I promised to do a video of what those grasses look like now. The short answer is that it worked really well. See the videos. It’s one of our “Mondays with Mike” series.
As you can see the grasses that we over wintered above ground, but in a bed, did amazingly well. I can assure you, had I left them in containers the results would have been really poor. Mostly because I don’t cover my plants for the winter. I should, I always recommend that others do, but I don’t have the room to set up large hoops or the energy to do small hoops.
Small hoops? Yea, like this; http://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2013/11/over-wintering-protecting-plants-for-the-winter/
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