I've also been poking my nose into Miscanthus plants around town to see if they're starting to sprout. I'm sure I look a little strange inspecting these ornamental plants as I walk my dog around the neighborhood, but I don't mind. I'm planning a road trip to various invaded Miscanthus sinensis sites this spring, and I want to be sure that the plants are actually growing by the time I get out there! I want to get the trip wrapped up by early May, so I'm hoping to see lots of sprouts soon! Fingers crossed.