Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall and ornamental grasses ~


I was working in the garden last week, it was a beautiful sunny, but not too hot day, and I glanced up from trimming and weeding to noticed the Red Fountain grasses, highlighted in the morning sun. I put down my clippers, went into the house and got my camera.


There are quite a few of these scattered around the garden and they all do well. But this particular morning these in the gravel garden were truly wonderful. I think it had something to do with the clarity of the fall light, but it is also that although these have been lovely for many months ornamental grasses seem to reach their peak of perfection in Fall.


They are inter-planted here with lantana, another great fall bloomer, succulents and salvias.


The only care I give them is a little water and an annual pruning. Each winter they are cut to the ground and in the spring the dried looking clumps slowly send out new burgundy colored  blades of grass eventually interspersed with tassels.



Light filtering through the seed heads - so pretty!

Thank you for visiting.

I hope you have a lovely day.

Adrienne

11 comments:

  1. Your garden seems just as lovely in fall as it is in full bloom. Always enjoy seeing your plants and learning about them.

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  2. Love your grass and your right the Fall light makes them so beautiful. I have three of them and they are planted in my parkway. Your garden is always so lovely.

    Enjoy the rest of the week as we will be getting some really hot weather again.
    Heard on the news tonight that they are calling this Red October.

    Mary

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  3. My neighbor has one of those in his garden and I love seeing the wind blow through them. So pretty.

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  4. Hi Adrianne, Your garden and home have always inspired me. Hopefully soon I will be able to spend more time working on both. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  5. Fountain grasses are lovely but here we treat them as an annual as they are not tolerant of our cool and wet winters...grasses are a beautiful addition to the garden and yours looks splendid right now!

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  6. I'm always mesmerized by ornamental grasses. Yours are gorgeous and they are beautiful in the autumn sunshine.
    ~Adrienne~

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  7. Yesterday the gardener brought over three different grasses for the new garden, and I was doubtful about including them. Your post is timely! One of the grasses is a red fountain grass. I am now prepared to say 'yes' to then!

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  8. Yesterday the gardener brought over three different grasses for the new garden, and I was doubtful about including them. Your post is timely! One of the grasses is a red fountain grass. I am now prepared to say 'yes' to then!

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  9. The grasses are so pretty, Adrienne, and you caught them at just the right time...Have a wonderful weekend..Judy

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  10. I love red fountain grass, it is so lovely and I enjoy the glowing color in fall. Unfortunately mine have always died, I don't have luck with them. Yours looks absolutely stunning.

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