Or rather….pampas curls.When we bought our home and I started working on the garden there were only two plants my husband requested not be included in the plantings: a lilac bush and pampas grass. Everything else was fair game. Sounds reasonable right? Well…growing up in a zone 5 climate pampas grass was something you thought of as exotic. Something you saw when you were on vacations, something “they” (whoever they are) could grow but you could not. Here was my chance; I could finally be one of “them.” I ached to be one of them. Except the man I loved was asking me not too.
I soon realized what I horror I narrowly escaped. They flop, they look messy even in the best of times and there is this. The huge dense mass of sharp dead sticks they leave when you cut them back. I do love the curls though.Oh and the lilac? He finally caved on that one. After all I come from “the lilac city” and nothing beats that lilac smell in the springtime.