1/13/09

My World - I need to know?


Where are you in the USA and does your grass stay green in the Winter months?

Ever since I moved to Okieland, it has amazed me every year the way all the grass here goes dormant in the winter months and it's all just brown! I naively thought this happened all over the USA, except a few obvious places like Florida and Hawaii. But apparently not, so let me know where you are and if your grass goes brown in the winter please.

It's a very wierd thing to a Brit', coming from the land of year round green grass!

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25 comments:

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Ours turns white here in the frozen North! Actually the grass remains pretty green under the snow.

Sherri said...

Sarah, the people that have Bermuda grass here in Charlotte, NC it goes dormant and turns a beige color. Our grass is fescue so it stays green for some time but usually greens back up when we have some rain or a warm spell. We don't have to mow it so much during the winter, which is nice.

Bella Foxx said...

I used to live in Washington State, west coast, near Seattle, our grass stayed green in the winter.

I don't know if it still does. I think our grass here (NY, Hudson Valley) is green, under the snow that is.

George said...

The grass in our yard here in Tennessee stays green, but some varieties (like zoysia grass) do go dormant and turn yellow or brown.

Sylvia K said...

I live in Seattle, WA and our grass stays green all winter. Since I'm originally from Texas -- west Texas at that, I thought everything died and went brown and I love having the green all year. The trees loose their leaves and look bare, but the grass is really green. Your photo looks very familiar. Thanks for sharing!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Sylvia that piccie was taken just south of Canadian in Tx, 40 miles from us!

Jan said...

Here, in Southern California, always green.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

We have a green lawn all winter long, though not as pretty, as in the summertime.
I think it is something to do with having fescue grass, and after a couple of rains, we could literally get out the mower....
Better than brown, or worse still mud !

GrandmaKathleen said...

Here is Rhode Island the grass has turned brown and has become frozen under layers of snow from the many ice and snowstorms we get here. Last week 16 inches of snow. I sure would love to live where the grass stays green and there is no snow and bitter cold chilling weather. Wish I could convince my son and husband to relocate.

david mcmahon said...

It's 100 degrees here and my green grass will be fried crisp brown by tomorrow!

Lover of Life said...

Lake Tahoe has brown grass in the winter. But Portland, Oregon, where our children live, has green grass in the winter, and brown in the summer.

Babooshka said...

That's just an image that would blow my mind. Vast and not green. What a very different world you went too.

Still say there is a book in your story.

chrome3d said...

In Finland we have grass that´s quite green, but it´s a bit muddy with all the melted snow.

Srg said...

Our grass in CT goes dormant and turns brown sometime in the fall. It doesn't bounce back until the temps warm up in the spring. Of course right now it's under about 8" of snow and ice.

fishing guy said...

Sarah: Our grass turns brown and when the snow comes you can't see it anymore. LOL
Please remember to add your state to the link. I fixed it.
hanks FG/My World Team.

Mary said...

Brown grass under about a foot of white snow at the moment.

Walker said...

Green all year here.

Jill of All Trades said...

I sooooo miss green grass and leaves on the trees this time of year.

Daryl said...

I noticed last nite as I watched the news that the reporter in Washington, DC was standing near the Mall and behind her the grass was green .. helloooo .. its freezing here in NYC and you'all in DC are not ALL that much farther south that your grass is green in JANUARY ..

Expat mum said...

Everything here is brown and petrified. I deliberately don't cut back the roses and bushes in my garden as they actually look quite cool - like dried flowers.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Our grass does turn brown in the winter. I live in the Deep South and we have both centipede and bermuda grass in our yard. A couple of years ago, we started putting out rye grass seed in the fall in our backyard - we have a big Lab who needs grass and tears up the yard pretty regularly. The rye grows through the winter. It does need mowing occasionally, but it dies out as it heats up here in the spring. Works well for the dog in the winter and it's nice to look at too -something green! :)

Have a great day :)

Almost American said...

My first ever Christmas in the US, a couple I met who had spent the previous Christmas in the UK were reminiscing about it and commented "And the grass stays green all winter over there." I was really surprised that they would comment on that - after all, that's what grass does, right? Grows and stays green? I hadn't yet lived through a New England winter . . . Or a summer for that matter - many of the lawns around here go brown in the summer as well!

Bethanie Nice said...

Grass is green here in the Bluegrass state.

Gaelyn said...

Only if it rains for a few days, then what little grass there is gets green. This happens all year in Arizona deserts.

Janet said...

Here the grass is more of a yellowy colour in winter. It's still the same this year despite our higher than average rainfall.