Ornamental grasses are typically thought of as plants with late summer/fall/winter interest.
But I'm here today to sing their praises as a great spring/early summer performer as well.
I feel like most of my ornamental grasses took a huge leap forward this past week and I couldn't be happier. While they aren't anywhere near their peak, they still lend an airy awesomeness to the garden.
Panicum starting to already show it's hints of red color on the leaves:
Miscanthus 'Variegatus' emerging over some of the smaller perennials:
Miscanthus 'Gracillimus' doing the same:
Calamagrostis 'El Dorado' already showing early blooms:
Pennisetum a nice color contrast next to Penstemon 'Husker's Red':
Looking at a blooming Weigela 'Wine and Roses' through a Panicum:
Chasmanthium latifolium (northern sea oats) rounding into form:
Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' in it's nice upright stance:
Enjoy the long weekend!