Blades and Plumes Garden: Fountain Grasses

10/03/09-Host Kim Toscano looks at fountain grasses for the studio's blades and plumes garden.

February HVNP Flight Operations Schedule - Big Island Now

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans February:

  • Friday, Feb. 16, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for invasive fountain grass surveys and control from Kīlauea southwest boundary toKeauhou, below 2,500-ft. elevation
  • Tuesdays, Feb. 20 and 27, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., from the summit area of Kīlauea to the coastal Ka‘aha campsite to haul...


  1. Fountain grass (Pennisetum) is a mound-forming ornamental grass and a garden favorite, as the care of fountain grass is easy. The cascading leaves on this plant have a fountain-like appearance. Clump-forming grasses grow in mounds or clumps, making them ideal for many areas without becoming invasive ...
  2. Pennisetum / ˌ p ɛ n ɪ ˈ s iː t əm / is a widespread genus of plants in the grass family, native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. They are known commonly as fountaingrasses (fountain grasses)
  3. Design Ideas This is without a doubt the most gorgeous Fountain Grass. Growing to four feet tall, its bronzed foliage is beautiful throughout the season, not just in autumn. It is indispensable for dry stream beds and a lovely fluffy accent in dry gardens.
  4. Design Ideas With its attractive fountain-like flower displays, Fountain Grass is one of the best choices for smaller dry gardens and courtyards. Plant it as foliage contrast and fall color with mixed perennials. Looks best in dry stream beds and around rocks in natural or wild gardens.
  5. Purple fountain grass is not very cold-hardy, but it is well worth growing in the North, even if you can enjoy it for only two seasons out of the year. The only argument against growing it is that it is more expensive than other plants grown as annuals. But if you can afford it, this plant will ...
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On a warm August day
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Seattle Center - International Fountain, Space Needle, and Seattle Center Armory
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