Sunday, January 08, 2006

Grasses and others

Val referred to the Miscanthus sinensis, and a desire for more drought tolerant grasses. That's something I also want to grow much more of as I only have a couple of others at the moment.

Swamp Foxtail Grass Posted by Hello

Ornamental grass. I can't remember its name and I've lost the label. It's a beautiful plant with deep gold and green leaves which shimmer in the breeze. Posted by Picasa

Miscanthus sinensis Posted by Picasa

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Posted by Picasa Variegated Abelia (although I notice that many of the leaves have become all green).

Variegated Virginia Creeper. Posted by Picasa

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Val said...

Thanks for more ideas for grasses! These are lovely. At work they've got what looks like the swamp foxtail grass planted in the roundabouts. They look great with the sun shining through them.

Alice said...

I did find a couple more in the garden after I had posted those photos.

Many years ago my mother-in-law gave me a very pretty striped grass, saying "Don't plant it in the garden, only plant it in a pot." Well, of course, you know what I did. Being very contrary I planted it in the garden, and regretted it for years as I struggled to control it. This was in the days before glyphosate sprays so eventually I had to dig it all out with the mattock. Serves me right!!

susan said...

I am so glad all of your garden was not hit by the drought and hot weather. The grasses are beautiful, thanks for sharing your garden with us!

Motherkitty said...

Alice, these are very pretty and give me a good idea of various grasses to plant around our pool. Thanks.

Zoey said...

Love all the grasses, Alice. Especially the Miscanthus...just beautiful.

Sandy said...

I love grasses! It is so nice to visit your blog and see something other than grey!

MariaJ said...

We like the grasses here in Finland too! They give just a different look to your garden. I also have some variegated plants. They give your garden something extra.

OldRoses said...

I wasn't a big fan of grasses until I saw them in the winter. They are so decorative when there is nothing else growing.