"Grasslands are not a drive-by landscape. Unless you get out in them and observe, you will never understand how diverse they are, and how much is going on."
-Newsletter of California Native Grass Association.
Here at Larner Seeds, we've long (35 years) been interested in California's perennial native bunchgrasses - for their beauty and for their importance as part of a threatened ecosystem.
There are many reasons to be intrigued by native bunchgrasses, and the gardener's experiences with them can be enhanced by a general understanding of their place in the California landscape.
Once you tune in to the visual rhythm of bunchgrasses, they can be readily spotted from a distance.
The excitement of finding them will enhance your hikes, and a great way to gain familiarity with them is.....TO GROW THEM.