Monday, January 6, 2014
I've been know to "push zones" here at The Edge. The climate in changing and our zone went from a 5 to a 6 with the last plant hardiness zone update so it's a reasonable gamble.
One of my favorite pushed plants is Mexican Feather Grass. This is a plant that can spread aggressively in warmer zones but is sold as an annual up here (when you can find it for sale). I planted it in 2009 and it's still going strong.
I'm not sure it's going to survive THIS winter, though.
I suspect spring will bring a lot of unhappy surprises for gardeners all across the country due to this "polar vortex" bringing extremely cold temperatures. Or, as I like to put it, lots of opportunities to try new plants.
Still. I may have to replace my Mexican Feather Grass. Anyone willing to ship me some?
[I wish I could take credit for the funky picture of my Mexican Feather Grass but it's due to a camera malfunction, not artistic talent on my part]
Posted by Diana at Garden on the Edge at 1:40 PM