Jocelyn H. Chilvers
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bluestem joint fir (Ephedra equisetina) contemporary landscape
 

bluestem joint fir (Ephedra equisetina)

bluestem joint fir (Ephedra equisetina)
photo by Jocelyn H. Chilvers
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jocelyn H. Chilvers added this to Great Design Plant: Bluestem Joint Fir
How to use it. Although bluestem joint fir has a fine texture, it is quite dense and makes a great screen or backdrop when planted en masse. Its unique character also makes it a terrific accent plant; use it as a focal point with low shrubs or perennial flowers. Companion plants in a moderately dry garden might include ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum (Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’), sea lavender (Limonium latifolium), common hollyhock (Alcea rosea) and tickseed (Coreopsis spp).

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cillashin added this to Beach garden
March 13, 2014
Blue fir
laura green added this to lellengreen's ideas
February 10, 2014
plant combo
oshock1 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 1, 2013
how tall does this grass screen grow
triciaroth added this to lanscape front yard A list
October 23, 2013
grasses all year round blue oatgrass?
amybotho added this to backyard
September 30, 2013
Bluestem joint fir
triciaroth added this to landscape front yard
September 9, 2013
grasses all year round blue oatgrass?
lucyjen added this to exterior
August 15, 2013
bluestem joint fir
Nola Salisbury added this to Outdoor ideas
August 14, 2013
Like the contrast in color and form
ljhillebert added this to Exterior Ideas
August 4, 2013
bluestem joint fir ephedra equisetina, - part shade, dr tol, evergreen, 4 to 6 ft tall
HomeLife Designs added this to Northstar Landscaping Inspirations
July 26, 2013
bluestem joint fir has a fine texture, it is quite dense and makes a great screen or backdrop when planted en masse. Its unique character also makes it a terrific accent plant; use it as a focal point with low shrubs or perennial flowers.
candiac added this to candiac's ideas
July 24, 2013
fleur
pscanga added this to pscanga's Ideas
July 23, 2013
Blue joint
pixiestixxx added this to Xeriscaping
July 2, 2013
bluestem joint fir (Ephedra equisetina)
kayte654 added this to Landscaping
July 1, 2013
Blue grass
centaur8037 added this to Landscape Ideas
June 16, 2013
Color of the weathered cedar. Also would this "grass" grow at altitude.
leilaney added this to Plants
May 21, 2013
Bluestem joint fir (ephedra equisetina
rossnagl added this to rossnagl's Ideas
May 8, 2013
Grass that can add some color? Interesting.
mowglidenver added this to mowglidenver's Ideas
April 27, 2013
Bush
oceansanita added this to oceansanita's Ideas
April 25, 2013
Plant
wusie1 added this to wusie1's Ideas
April 21, 2013
Blue stem joint fir - grass
sringger added this to Landscape Ideas
April 11, 2013
Coreopsis
bohsandos added this to Plants
April 7, 2013
Bluestem Joint Fir
proformapsi added this to Landscaping
April 3, 2013
Bluesten joint fir
lulustevie added this to lulustevie's Ideas
March 21, 2013
Blue plant
wendydrum added this to wendydrum's Ideas
March 20, 2013
Grass
kirstenlea35 added this to kirstenlea35's ideas
March 8, 2013
along fence line?
sharonhealey added this to sharonhealey's ideas
January 20, 2013
the different colors/textures
djwilkie added this to Landscaping
January 13, 2013
love the grass
Lindsey Lutz added this to Shrubs
November 27, 2012
Bluestem joint fir
Karen Smith Design added this to landscaping/exterior
November 25, 2012
beach - blue stem joint fir
moorevic added this to landscape
November 21, 2012
bluestem joint fir
kllah added this to landscape/garden/outdoor
November 18, 2012
blue stem fir
mneese77 added this to plants
October 31, 2012
color of plant
rgill86 added this to rgill86's ideas
October 27, 2012
Dry area plants
bschroeder added this to bschroeder's ideas
October 27, 2012
these are the reeds i like
CA Design LLC added this to Plants we Like
October 21, 2012
bluestem joint fir
hauthi added this to hauthi's ideas
October 18, 2012
Botanical name: Ephedra equisetina Common name: Bluestem joint fir USDA zones: 4b to 9 (find your zone) Elevation range: Up to 7,000 feet Water requirement: Moderate to very dry once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 8 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Evergreen, chalk-blue color; fine texture; tolerant of full sun, drought and alkaline soils When to plant: April through July Seasonal interest: Colorful year-round; female plants have red, berry-like fruit in midsummer.
pahogan added this to gardens
October 6, 2012
beach garden
eatcaca added this to BELFORD
October 5, 2012
grass
stina1969 added this to stina1969's Ideas
October 5, 2012
Attractive color combo
rcgsayeg added this to rcgsayeg's Ideas
October 4, 2012
Mexcla de colores
cbening added this to Garden & Landscape Ideas
October 2, 2012
backdrop for side garden?
swedishgirl1 added this to landscape/garden
September 30, 2012
bluestem joint fir
ksumonkeyboy added this to Garden
September 29, 2012
Bluestem joint fir; hardy zones 4b-9; low water req; full sun to part shade, 4-6' tall x 3-8' wide; evergreen, chalk-blue color, fine texture; if I had to pick an ornamental grass, I'd consider this one
medley added this to medley's ideas
September 26, 2012
Blue stem joint fir. Evergreen with red berries. Makes a great screen or back drop when planted in masse. Use with low shrubs like- Autumn Joy Sedum(Sedum spectabile) Sea Lavender (Limonium latifolium),common hollyhock (Alcea rosea) or tickseed (Coreopsis ssp). Needs well drained soil.
jeanpal added this to pergola
September 25, 2012
color for gardens
cambrose added this to Landscape
September 25, 2012
Botanical name: Ephedra equisetina Common name: Bluestem joint fir USDA zones: 4b to 9 (find your zone) Elevation range: Up to 7,000 feet Water requirement: Moderate to very dry once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 8 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Evergreen, chalk-blue color; fine texture; tolerant of full sun, drought and alkaline soils When to plant: April through July Seasonal interest: Colorful year-round; female plants have red, berry-like fruit in midsummer.
lesliejune added this to lesliejune's Ideas
September 24, 2012
Love the idea for backyard dry areas
lisazj added this to lisazj's ideas
September 24, 2012
Grasses
melanka added this to melanka's ideas
September 24, 2012
Ephedra equisetina
swest002 added this to swest002's Ideas
September 24, 2012
Grass
antoniette added this to Garden Ideas..
September 24, 2012
love these colours for garden
crisgosch added this to crisgosch's ideas
September 24, 2012
yard idea
adripatt added this to yard
September 24, 2012
Bluestem joint fir
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September 23, 2012
Bluestem Joint fir
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September 23, 2012
bluestem joint fir
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September 23, 2012
Yard
blanchard added this to Landscape
September 23, 2012
Plants
sharbutt added this to sharbutt's ideas
September 23, 2012
bluestem joint fir with sedum
nanabak added this to landscape ideas
September 23, 2012
How to use it. Although bluestem joint fir has a fine texture, it is quite dense and makes a great screen or backdrop when planted en masse. Its unique character also makes it a terrific accent plant; use it as a focal point with low shrubs or perennial flowers. Companion plants in a moderately dry garden might include ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum (Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’), sea lavender (Limonium latifolium), common hollyhock (Alcea rosea) and tickseed (Coreopsis spp). Add to ideabook by Jocelyn H. Chilvers by Jocelyn H. Chilvers Planting notes. Native growing conditions of bluestem joint fir are the dry and rocky regions of central Asia, Inner Mongolia and northern China. Bluestem joint fir adapts well to garden loam, clay or sandy soils but will not tolerate those that are wet or poorly draining. More in Northwest Gardening » Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in September » Pacific Northwest Gardener's August Checklist » Add Comment: Type your comment here... What are you working on? Guest bedroom finishing touches - "I've redesigned a spare bedroom into a guest bedroom...." 8 Need urgent help with living room/dining room area - "Hey there, as you can see we need..." 18 See all Design Dilemmas » News From Our Partners Speed-Clean Your Refrigerator Take your refrigerator from filthy to flawless in 20 minutes with this cleaning checklist.... How To Easily Clean Every Room In Your House Are you making mistakes when it comes to scrubbing, vacuuming, and disinfecting? Here's how to right your wrongs--quick as a ... Guest Picks: Woodland Friends Roam Through Decor Full Story » How to Match Colors From Photos to Real Life Full Story » 4 Good Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitos in Your Yard Full Story » How to Keep the Sparkle in Your Mirrored Furniture Full Story » Kitchen of the Week: An Austin Galley Kitchen Opens Up Full Story » Great Design Plant: Common Fig Full Story »
lthomas1215 added this to landscaping
September 23, 2012
Companion plants in a moderately dry garden might include ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum (Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’), sea lavender (Limonium latifolium), common hollyhock (Alcea rosea) and tickseed (Coreopsis spp).
catherinegunnell added this to catherinegunnell's ideas
September 23, 2012
How to use it. Although bluestem joint fir has a fine texture, it is quite dense and makes a great screen or backdrop when planted en masse. Its unique character also makes it a terrific accent plant; use it as a focal point with low shrubs or perennial flowers.
krbzmom added this to krbzmom's ideas
September 23, 2012
bluestem joint fir
claireturner added this to Pioneer Landscaping
September 23, 2012
Bluestem Joint Fir
naptownterrapin added this to naptownterrapin's ideas
September 23, 2012
Botanical name: Ephedra equisetina Common name: Bluestem joint fir USDA zones: 4b to 9 (find your zone) Elevation range: Up to 7,000 feet Water requirement: Moderate to very dry once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 8 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Evergreen, chalk-blue color; fine texture; tolerant of full sun, drought and alkaline soils When to plant: April through July Seasonal interest: Colorful year-round; female plants have red, berry-like fruit in midsummer.
mar1ey added this to Garden
September 23, 2012
Nice grass
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September 23, 2012
Grass
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September 22, 2012
Blue stem joint fir
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