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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!
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emma

Lemon grass is safe for pets, people use it in cooking..I make tea with it .


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where can you buy lemon grass to plant




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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.
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the weather here is mild, so they stay out all year.
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iowa...i take mine inside for winter..or set inside the shed..the ones i forget outside end up in pieces over winter. sad but true..cant remember everything when its buried in leaves from 100 ft tall oak trees and snow.

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goodeiam wrote:
Love these planters. Where can I buy them?
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Mark English Architects, AIA
These were found at Flora Grubb in San Francisco a while ago.
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lpelcher
Costco has planters similar to these every spring....:)
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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
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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.
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Risa Barajas wrote:
Lemongrass - Where do i get lemongrass
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Try a good local nursery.

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Jaime Miale wrote:
Pots - where are those pots from? Where could I purchase the same ones?
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Hmmm. I know they are chinese manufacture, but I'm not sure where you'd find them.

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aussiemeg81 wrote:
What color is the paint color of the siding?
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It's been a long time- it's a sage green variety.
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Karen wrote:
Is this siding wood or fiber cement? Thank you
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this is wood siding.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

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.
Debra Prinzing added this to Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement
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.
Lisa Frederick added this to Let's Talk Trash Bins
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
Annie Thornton added this to How to Get Your Prairie On
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.
Lauren Dunec Design added this to 7 Stylish Front Yard Ideas for Homes on Busy Streets
5. Movable barrier. Tall potted plants in the right spot can help create a visual separation between a public space and a private one, helping an entrance feel more removed from a busy street. Plus, they can be a useful solution for renters or anyone who is unable to build a fence or more permanent barrier. Design tip: Choose hardworking evergreen plants or large-scale ornamental grasses, rather than flowers, to act as a moveable privacy hedge. Taller containers and dense foliage can also help with some noise abatement.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

williesangel67 added this to webuser_63030927's ideas
Add this, once the fence goes up!
smdern added this to pots & plantings
Great screen idea for creating outdoor rooms
Irene added this to Patio
Movable barrier. Tall potted plants in the right spot can help create a visual separation between a public space and a private one, helping an entrance feel more removed from a busy street. Plus, they can be a useful solution for renters or anyone who is unable to build a fence or more permanent barrier. Design tip: Choose hardworking evergreen plants or large-scale ornamental grasses, rather than flowers, to act as a moveable privacy hedge. Taller containers and dense foliage can also help with some noise abatement.
Dietke Köhnemann added this to Sichtschutz
Flexibler Sichtschutz für Terrasse: Mit Chinachlif, oder Bambus?
Linda Randall added this to randalll_randall's ideas
Need to buy some full grown lemongrass for patio.
HU-532791831 added this to Wish List
Lemon grass repels mosquitoes smells good.

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