Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)

View picture of Silky Thread Grass, Mexican Feather Grass, Mexican Needle Grass, Pony Tails (Stipa tenuissima) at Daves Garden. All pictures are contributed by our community.

No single grass variety is all things to all landscapes, but each of these grasses has something to recommend it and may be just the grass you need to increase the curb appeal of your home, cover an embankment without needing weekly mowing in summer, or spruce up a tree lawn that needs a sturdy grass that can stand up to foot traffic... #lawn #grass #lawncare

10 Grasses for Your Yard

No single grass variety is all things to all landscapes, but each of these grasses has something to recommend it and may be just the grass you need to increase the curb appeal of your home, cover an embankment without needing weekly mowing in summer, or s

Add romance and hazy color to your life. Create instant curb appeal by planting perennial grasses in a front yard, alongside a path, or as a mini meadow. Here are seven ideas to try:

Leaves of Grass: 9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Perennial Grasses

carex:I think this is the work of Franchesca Watson, Cape Town, South Africa.rosasay:Love this look: Landscaping with just-where-I-wish-you-would-step pavers and ornamental grasses.See more here: Leaves of Grass: 9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Perennia

There's still time to give your lawn one last trim before the winter, but try to leave a mix of short and long grass to provide homes for as many species as possible. Short grass is good for starlings, blackbirds and song thrushes on the hunt for a tasty treat, whilst long grass provides a cosy winter shelter for many insects #homesfornature

solid working idea - blades of grass with morning dew. would start by blowing/shaping bead of dew then add green bit as blade of grass? (could break off bead of dew in box and attach bit for grass to cover hole

Mexican Feather Grass (nassella tenuissima/stipa tenuissima)

Finestem needlegrass (Nassella tenuissima) Also called Mexican feathergrass Exposure: sun, part shade Height: feet Bloom color: white Bloom period: June-September Texas native

grasses and purple perennials in curb side street garden by Thomas Rainer via Phyto Studio

Unconventional Wisdom: 8 Revolutionary Ideas for Your Garden from Thomas Rainer

grasses and purple perennials in curb side street garden by Thomas Rainer via Phyto Studio

Mixed Perennial planting    Various grasses, stipa, heliotrochon, salvias, eryngiums and thymes.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gardenfable/4768611773/in/photostream/

Mixed planting of grasses (stipa, heliotrochon) salvias, eryngiums and thymes. Soft grasses droop over top of lovely retaining wall.

Beautiful ideas for landscaping with ornamental grasses used as an informal grass hedge, mass planted in the garden, or mixed with other shrubs and plants.

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses

Naturalized vignette created around white Moondance rose with Billowing fountains of shimmering Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima syn. Stipa tenuissima) were swaying gently in the breeze and a haze of blue Russian sage, (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

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