Ornamental grasses have earned a place in many gardens. They’re not the only blade in town. Consider growing sedges.
“Sedges made me excited about shade gardening again,” said Roy Diblik, who co-owns Northwinds Perennial Farms in Burlington. He and Jeff Epping of Olbrich Gardens spoke at Garden Dreams, a Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers seminar in January.
Sedges aren’t new; they cover the forest floor in many woodlands and wetlands. They have not been widely used in landscaping but offer distinct advantages.