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kimberley83 wrote:
what kind of grass is this? - I'm wanting to plant low maintenance plants in a high planter box that will grow high and screen my bedroom sliding doors & is it safe for dogs? Thanks very much!
   Comment   September 8, 2013
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I'm not sure- any landscapers have an idea?
October 28, 2013 at 5:21pm   
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Lemon grass
January 24, 2014 at 1:53am   
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aussiemeg81 wrote:
What color is the paint color of the siding?
   Comment   July 14, 2012
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It's been a long time- it's a sage green variety.
July 16, 2012 at 8:44am   
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rihouse wrote:
Is this siding wood or fiber cement? Thank you
   Comment   June 8, 2012
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this is wood siding.
July 10, 2012 at 8:00am   
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lindabeam106 wrote:
awesome! do you keep the pots outside over winter? I live in PA and have lost pots to freezing.
   Comment   May 2, 2012
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the weather here is mild, so they stay out all year.
July 10, 2012 at 8:04am   
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goodeiam wrote:
Love these planters. Where can I buy them?
   Comment   May 1, 2012
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Mark English Architects, AIA
These were found at Flora Grubb in San Francisco a while ago.
July 10, 2012 at 8:03am   
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Costco has planters similar to these every spring....:)
December 24, 2012 at 4:25am   
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Sheila Schmitz wrote:
Hi, Mark -- Can you help us identify the grasses in these containers? Thank you!
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Stacey Cain_Traister
Miscanthus Morning Light would be my guess for the name of this grass
March 27, 2012 at 2:13pm     
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Mark English Architects, AIA
Unfortunately, the landscaper gardener chose them, so I'm not sure. Show the picture to your local nursery.
August 22, 2012 at 12:30pm   
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Becky Harris added this to Ornamental Grasses in the Landscape
Another way to keep the wild shape of grasses in line is with planters. Here the planters and grasses are scaled so that they create a strong line and provide a screen that separates two outdoor rooms.
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Who wants a solid fence next to an entry door or a bedroom window? This soft, elegant solution is far preferable. A trio of Ali Baba–scale pots, each planted with a stunning ornamental grass, creates a kinder, gentler barrier with style.
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8. Mass potted plants together. This solution is quick, inexpensive and portable. If you're planting from scratch, choose foliage that grows quickly and spreads lushly to create the most impact with the least effort.More:Bamboo Screens Make Your Garden Glow12 Great Fences and GatesFence It In
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Why not give some pots the prairie look? You could seed the containers, but buying some nursery plants might be best for you, so you get a quicker bang for your buck. Another planting suggestion: Have fun and design one container with some little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) underplanted with purple prairie clover or dwarf blazing star (Liatris cylindracea). You might need to bring the container into the garage or shed for winter so the roots don't freeze or dry out, especially if you live in zone 5 or a cooler climate.

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what i need on outside patio
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by street side
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Beautiful tall grass screen.
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Fun grasses.
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Putting grasses in large pots.
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little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) underplanted with purple prairie clover or dwarf blazing star (Liatris cylindracea).
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good privacy
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privacy & beautiful pots
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fence option!
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For the porch!
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Massed potted grasses...
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