I have tried to overwinter purple fountain grass in my house, my basement and my garage. No luck. It always died. Well, the very warm winter we are having is keeping the purple fountain grass growing on our patio. I decided to give it another try. I cut back the grass in one container (mostly so it wouldn't be in the way by the back door) and I moved it up by the house just off our back steps. It'll be protected from cold winds, warmed by the sun heating up the concrete and close enough to cover or even drag in the house if we ever get really cold. Wouldn't it be amazing if I could overwinter purple fountain grass outside?
The purple fountain grass is still very green.
If you look closely at the top of the photo (click on it to enlarge) you'll see a lady bug who I guess was thinking this is a good place to be for the winter.
In other garden news, I spent some time weeding. I know. Weeding in December. I pulled out henbit which was blooming, chick weed, wild oats, a couple of dandelions and another weed I can't name but don't want.
My wonderful husband asked me the other day when was the last time we had a rain. I dug out my garden calendar and the last time I wrote down rain was in the middle of October. We've had a couple of wet fogs but desperately need rain. Farmers are starting to see their winter wheat struggle here and cattlemen are selling off herds because they can't feed them. It was hard to get enough feed stored for them for the winter with the drought during the growing season. We are still in a water watch and some neighboring towns still have tighter watering restrictions.
Dear Santa, for Christmas, I want rain.
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