image from prairiemoon
I am so interested in varieties of grass that I can plant broadcast style that will hopefully choke out a bit of fern, a fair amount of poison ivy and an ever increasing amount of wild raspberry. This Kansas prairie native grass is definitely one I am considering for the lower pasture area of our little farm.
Western wheatgrass is a native cool-season, sod forming grass that grows best on moist bottomland. (check) It is drought resistant and winter hardy. (yeah!) And the fall color is sometimes shades of red. (~nice~)
image from prairie ecosystems
What I most desire though – besides to choke out other invasives and unwanteds, is to be able to mow a grassy path like this. With out a doubt this is one of the most beautiful garden features.
image from sunset.