Autumn Grasses

October: After the Rain...

After a day of solid rain, the sun rose into a clear blue sky and the garden sparkled in the autumn light. These photos I hope captures the essence of the moment.

Autumn grasses

Just as I start to hope the grass mowing task is nearly over, so my eyes turn to the ornamental grasses putting on a show in the borders.

They always add grace and form the late summer scene and, more often than not, height and movement.

Pennisetum macrourum has 3-4ft tall bottlebrush flowers arising from narrow vase-shaped plants. The plants are more hardy than most Pennisetums but I'd always advise planting in spring to give them time to establish.

Korean Feather Grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha) mingles in perfect harmony of shape with Persicaria amplexicaulis Rosea.

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