Grasses : a very delicate Briza minor ("Quaking grass")

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Grasses : a very delicate Briza minor ("Quaking grass")
« on: May 28, 2012, 03:18:27 PM »
Facing East, a hillside at Vouliagmeni, East of Athens.
A few meters away from the Eagean sea.

I was exploring the phrygana with my camera (awaiting the evening to compare the shooting with my two bibles, Mrs Tyrwhitt's "Making a garden on a greek hillside" and Oleg Polunin's "Flowers of Europe").
And found this tiny grass call "amourette" here in France, because of its heart-shaped pendulous spikelets.

A very handsome annual grass.
Area : Med. Europe and Portugal.

It's a pity because this grass is very difficult to find in french nurseries for my garden projects, whereas B. media and B. maxima are more easy to purchase...
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 03:18:59 PM »
Better with the attachment !
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Re: Grasses : a very delicate Briza minor ("Quaking grass")
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 08:03:16 PM »
:)
nice
Mike
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I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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Re: Grasses : a very delicate Briza minor ("Quaking grass")
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 08:31:22 PM »
http://b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Briza%20minor&sref=3401

B and T World Seeds at Aigues-Vives, France offer B minor seed.
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 I have gardened in sub-tropical Florida, maritime UK, continental Europe and the Mediterranean basin, France. Of the 4 I have found that the most difficult climate for gardening is the latter.

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Re: Grasses : a very delicate Briza minor ("Quaking grass")
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 08:40:21 PM »
We have found in Greece that gathering the ripe "lanterns" of the seed and simply scattering it quickly establishes worthwhile small colonies. It is a very "well-behaved" grass!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Re: Grasses : a very delicate Briza minor ("Quaking grass")
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 09:37:56 AM »
This is good news. Next time I see one in the landscape I'll harvest the seeds and try to grow it in Nafplio... Thanks for the advice
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