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by Green
October 26th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Creeping Red Fescue ID tips? And spreading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Creeping Red Fescue ID tips? And spreading?

Picture of the previously mentioned fine fescue plant (and some blugrass mixed in--note the thick blades) that I dug up and relocated. This is a representative sample of the rest of the Fescue.

Does this look like Creeping Red to anyone?

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by Green
October 26th, 2012, 11:46 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: TTTF plant development
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: TTTF plant development

Here is a picture showing the tillering and short rhizome spreading of Tall Fescue. This plant probably has 50-100 blades at any given time. It looks a lot denser in real life than in the pic.

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by Green
October 23rd, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

I'm not a pr expert, but I too have had pr very similar to what you are seeing. Same exact look with stolons and everything. I thought it was triv at first, but then I noticed the veins in the blades. I don't have much of it left in the yard because it doesn't take drought stress well, and its much...
by Green
October 23rd, 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

When PR leaf blades get buried, do they usually root?
by Green
October 23rd, 2012, 6:56 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

Remember, all the smaller plants seen in the photos came from that one plant I pulled. I separated them. Are the photos above consistent with what one might expect to observe from ryegrass that is tillering normally? Have I just gone off the deep end in thinking there's something strange happening? ...
by Green
October 21st, 2012, 3:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

I have two more pics form the digging out process. Note the "daughter" plant on the right is rooted on its own, and note the "stolon" on top of my finger in the second photo. http://s9.postimage.org/bnpowt50r/DSCN3006.jpg http://s10.postimage.org/8m3wwkbh1/DSCN3007.jpg The article I linked to yester...
by Green
October 21st, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

Am I missing the pictures? [ Post made via Android ] http://aroundtheyard.com/forums2/images/mobile/Android.png Had an uploading issue. Should work now. And yes, the leaves have rust...the grass was growing in the driveway. Another thing...having recently planted Firecracker LS and Bullseye TTTF an...
by Green
October 21st, 2012, 1:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

Photos!! First image shows the stolon-like connection between the parent plant (left) and daughter plant (right) growing in the driveway crack. Second shows shows the leaf structure (note midrib) proving this is TTPR and NOT Bent. Third shows the entire plant dug out. Note a daughter plant at 8:00. ...
by Green
October 20th, 2012, 10:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

Tall 3rd millennium srp. "self repair potential" I'm going to keep an eye on it. It could have been stray seeds :roll: but I'm pretty sure what I saw. It looked like a 'daughter plant'. Can't prove it, but it's something I can watch for. I wouldn't be surprised...the seed you used was practically a...
by Green
October 20th, 2012, 10:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Creeping Red Fescue ID tips? And spreading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Creeping Red Fescue ID tips? And spreading?

The stuff is very, very hard to kill. If you renovated in late summer it was probably dormant, so you didn't get it. I think the only way to eradicate a fine fescue lawn is to do a late spring reno. Tenacity can hurt it hard, however. It's no big deal...I've gotten rid of most of it where it matter...
by Green
October 20th, 2012, 9:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Creeping Red Fescue ID tips? And spreading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Creeping Red Fescue ID tips? And spreading?

Is Creeping Red Fescue the typical Fine Fescue that was planted here in CT, 30 years ago as part of the then-popular New England Blend (Bluegrass/Fine Fescue mix) that used to be so common here for new lawns? How can I ID one type of fine fescue versus another and tell if it's Creeping Red or someth...
by Green
October 20th, 2012, 9:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground sh

nothing0 wrote:This is too funny. I was thinking the same thing about my fescue today.. no pics.
Tall or fine fescue? Because Tall Fescue is known to have a little spreading habit to it. (As is creeping red fine fescue.)
by Green
October 20th, 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass--stolon-like underground shoots

What am I seeing? (I don't have a photo at this time, but might be able to get one next weekend). My turf type perennial ryegrass appears to have some sort of shoot that allows it to spread and form daughter plants. These shoots don't look exactly like the pictures of stolons I've googled. But I've ...
by Green
October 3rd, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Grass ID: Fescue? Ryegrass? Something else?
Replies: 42
Views: 764

Re: Grass ID: Fescue? Ryegrass? Something else?

Leaves look rolled, but with a midrib!? No idea what it actually is, but I'll take the bait and post this snippet of an interesting study that might or might not actually be relevant. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2401351?uid=3739576&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21101278571857 Could it be a n...
by Green
September 28th, 2012, 11:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf type Festulolium...the next big genetic advance?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Turf type Festulolium...the next big genetic advance?

Seems like it'd be a heck of a grass if they can make it work. How so? Pitch the selling points and benefits. From a hybrid vigor perspective. I have no idea what traits might be amplified and slected for...that would be up to individual turfgrass breeders. But one could conceivably create a grass ...
by Green
September 28th, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Turf type Festulolium...the next big genetic advance?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Turf type Festulolium...the next big genetic advance?

Hi, I'm glad to be here...I'm a new lawn aficionado with a scientific bend. Anyway, I have an interesting concept to bring forth... PR and TF are so similar that TF is apparently being reclassified as part of the Genus Lolium, that of ryegrass. The newly proposed Genus-species name for TF is "Lolium...