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Growing & Understanding Grasses & Sedges – Shannon Currey – 076Craig McManus
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Growing & Understanding Grasses & Sedges - Shannon Currey - 076

Are you ready to try something new? Then grasses and sedges could be your next garden adventure.

You will find the opportunities for creating a rich layered interesting garden that serves more than an ornamental function.

Developing the whole ecological package. Improving the soil and developing a more aesthetically functionating garden are in your future.

We all need better solutions for suppressing weeds and gardening under trees.

This is episode 076 – Growing & Understanding Grasses & Sedges - Shannon Currey

Shannon is a horticultural educator and consultant with Izel Native Plants.

She began her work life as a social scientist and then changed her career pursuit to horticulture at North Carolina State University.

Shannon joined Hoffman Nursery, a wholesale grower specializing in grasses, sedges, and other graminoids.

She has shared her advanced knowledge of graminoids in articles published nationally.

You will often find her speaking across the country to professional organizations, community groups, and at public gardens.

Shannon currently serves on the Perennial Plant Association’s Board of Directors and is on the North Carolina Plant Conservation Scientific Committee.

She was honored in 2020 with the Libby Wilder Award from the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association.

In 2022 she joined Izel Native Plants to expand their education and outreach efforts.

Izel’s unique sales model brings native plant wholesale growers’ inventories directly to the end consumer.

Grass and Sedge Planting - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Grass and Sedge Planting - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Switchgrass - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Switchgrass - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Cherokee Sedge - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Cherokee Sedge - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Little Bluestem - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Little Bluestem - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Seersucker Sedge
Seersucker Sedge - Photo courtesy of Shannon Currey
Muhly Grass - Muhlenbergia capillaris - Photo courtesy of Izel Native Plants
Muhly Grass - Muhlenbergia capillaris - Photo courtesy of Izel Native Plants
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