The Modern Southern Garden: Liriope


The Modern Southern Garden

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The modern southern garden more than likely will have some of these ornamental grasses scattered about. Liriope, more commonly known as Lilyturf or monkey grass, is a reliable perennial plant that may be used in many places around the grounds to provide color & texture in landscapes all year long. They need very little maintenance & grow quickly to fill in spaces. Bloom time in our region generally takes place in July or August with soft lilac spikes that shoot up between the grasses. In the fall, they transform into bright berries. The plants grow approximately 16 to 20-inches high & should be spaced 12-inches apart. The grasses spread by way of tuberous roots underground & make wonderful border plants or may be used to line paths or driveways. Learn how to use Liriope when entertaining & parties are in order.

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How To Use Liriope In Arrangements

Lovely flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive, indigenous garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. These arrangements are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Liriope is a versatile plant that may be placed in sun or shade areas arounds the grounds. A few grass blades may be added to blooming bouquets to really make them shine.

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Once you are familiar with several plant varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, select & plant one now from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways. Snip & gather the Liriope grasses anytime of the day to pair with a variety of seasonal blooms such as Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia, Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia & petite White Wonder Caladium. The grasses may be clustered in three groups throughout arrangements for a pleasing look. Showcase the bouquets in low wine glasses or small containers, then use the arrangements throughout entertaining spaces & around your home on side tables, vanities & kitchen islands.

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