Sometimes not mowing works

bog grass

Sometimes it’s what you don’t do that counts.

The west edge of my water garden has subsided. That nice patch of lawn you see Jade standing on in my banner image has, for the past couple of years, been soggy right straight through the summer. So this summer, I decided not to fight it so hard and let a couple of patches go unmowed. Now I have a couple of nice drifts of not-too-shabby but unidentified grass growing there. One friend commented about how it enhanced the water garden from a distance by partly obscuring its rectilinear outline.

Shot a bunch of close-ups of the grass. (Can anyone ID it?) But I’m too lazy tonight to decide which I like best.

bog grass

bog grass

bog grass

bog grass

bog grass

bog grass

bog grass

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4 thoughts on “Sometimes not mowing works”

  1. Craig, Not sure of course, but this looks a lot like a grass we found in a wetland and recently painstakingly ID’d as American Manna Grass (Glyceria grandis). There is an invasive species (glyceria maximus) that differs only in the roughness of the leaf sheath, “minutely scabrous” according to the key! If you run it along your lip you can feel it.

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