A plant riddle for you

This week Jeff, Bert and I are brainstorming new and exciting ways that The Garden Professors can invade…I mean integrate into…the gardening world. (We’re channeling Holly, who had a conflict with another even this week.)  We’ll leave discussion of the particulars for another day.  But that’s my segue into my text-short but picture-perfect invasive plant story.

Earlier this spring I was in Palm Desert and spotted a large clumb of purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) in a landscape:

So here is the riddle: Why did the fountain grass cross the road?

To get to the other side.

6 thoughts on “A plant riddle for you”

  1. I love this photo. Something about the shape of the grass clumps makes them seem to be facing each other across the street. “Bob! What are you doing? Get back over here! Watch for cars!”

  2. Ursula, I had the same reaction when I took this last picture! And Jan, I’m sure you mean purpler, right? Ray, you should see some of the desert washes in the Coachella Valley. They are just filthy with purple fountain grass…

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