Panicum is a stellar grass for winter interest and I've never understood why gardeners cut it down in the fall. It fills the garden with movement and beauty all year long and the standing grass provides food and shelter for visiting mammals, birds and insects.
|Panicum virgatum 'North Wind'|
|It dances all winter in the wind...|
|'Northwind' backlit and glowing|
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.