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!
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