3rd Annual Ornamental Grasses Day!

I attended the Third Annual Ornamental Grasses Day held at Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc. (Hebron, IL) today and had a blast!  I attended this event last year and will make it an annual ritual.  We had garden tours, lectures and time to network. I saw many folks that I knew and appreciate Brent Horvath, owner of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc., hosting this event.  RBG is also a customer of this nursery and Brent supplies his wonderful plants for both our spring and fall plant sales.  Brent, Jill Selinger (Chicago Botanic Garden) and Roy Diblik (Northwind Perennial Farm) gave great presentations and we’ll have Roy at RBG for our November 4th Fall Symposium.   RBG was in good hands with Janice, Cindy, Larry H., Bobby K. and our wonderful volunteers today.  Hopefully we’ll see some rain soon.

‘Blackhawks’ big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) – perennial

ornamental grass border

‘Blonde Ambition’ grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) – perennial

‘Dancing Wind’ big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) – perennial

Jill Selinger (Chicago Botanic Garden) talking about bulbs with grasses

‘Pillow Talk’ stonecrop (Sedum hybrida) – perennial

Roy Diblik (Northwind Perennial Farm) who will be at our November 4th Symposium! (very inspirational)

‘Red Glare’ fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) – perennial