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Dear old Chas

Dear old Chas

October 25, 2013

You have to hand it to Chas. What a champ.

When summer fades into fall, this great little native grass always comes out swinging and swaying in the gentlest of breezes. A garden might be incomplete without it.

Garden volunteers at the Brandywine Conservancy  and Brandywine River Museum have been canvassing the grounds and collecting the seed heads, which will ultimately be cleaned and offered for sale.

Inland Sea Oats, River Oats, Wild Oats, a.k.a. Chasmanthium latifolium. Oh, and Indian Woodoats. Or, as the Brandywine Wildflower Journal says, Chas. Call it what you will, but if you need a good grass for your garden, just call it.

Brandywine Bloom Cam: 10/22/13

Gentle readers won’t beat us up over this Brandywine Bloom Cam shot of wildflowers without flowers because, well, you’re gentle readers.  And gentle readers appreciate truth. And beauty. Especially in October. Right? Right?Please say yes.