The final plantings of ornamental grasses are under way by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy horticulturalist Angela Yuele at the recently reopened Frick Environmental Center. As we walk to a bed filled with native flowers and grasses, a cool stream of water from an oscillating sprinkler splashes both of us.
It's probably one of the last times these plants will get a drink unless it rains.
“When you're planting this late in the season, watering is the key to getting any plant to establish,” Yuele says.
As the temperatures drop and with a little help from Mother Nature, the plants will catch on and be reliable perennials, returning each season... Read the full article