Grow Your Grass High

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Forget roses, phlox and delphinium. The new look — and one we’re seeing all around town these days — are tall decorative grasses. The grasses, which are often tall enough to be used as a privacy screen, are not for the horticulturally timid. “They’re big and they’re bold and they take up a lot of room,” says Pat Tratebas, owner of Cottage Gardens Landscape Design in East Orange. “I see it as a modern look.” Although she warns that they can look ratty in the winter into spring, they’re finest in the summer, and perfect around a pool. Shown here, Carolyn Meyer of Willow St. in Glen Ridge, posing with tall grass in the front yard.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Want a shot of a different Carolyn Meyer in front of a different hunk of liriope? Don’t forget to tell people that these grasses become invasive, spreading significantly every year, and unless you want a 12 foot wide swath of tall grass, you need to plant it in a container or dig it up and cut the root ball every year.

  2. You should see the grass now – much taller than Carolyn! And thanks to the other Carolyn Meyer’s mom for the advice about cutting the rootball – this grass is only a year old, so had no clue!

  3. Hi!! my favorite book i like that you wrote was “Doomed Queen Anne”, because that’s the only one i’ve read!! HaHaHa!i thought that you were beautiful when you were little, not meaning you’re not now!!! I am 11 years old this year. I live in Taichung, Taiwan. I go to an american school, Morrison Accadamy. I’d like to know your email when you send me an email. and i’d like to know if you are christian?? I am!!! i believe in Jesus. well hope to keep in contact!!
    Iris fung
    please write back!

  4. Hi!! my favorite book i like that you wrote was “Doomed Queen Anne”, because that’s the only one i’ve read!! HaHaHa!i thought that you were beautiful when you were little, not meaning you’re not now!!! I am 11 years old this year. I live in Taichung, Taiwan. I go to an american school, Morrison Accadamy. I’d like to know your email when you send me an email. and i’d like to know if you are christian?? I am!!! i believe in Jesus. well hope to keep in contact!!
    Iris fung
    please write back!

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