The time when the ornamental grasses take a giant leap forward, shake their ample booty and become THE focus in the garden.
Well, they do in my garden at least.
Here is just a sampling of these emerging superstars:
Panicum (Switch Grass) 'Northwind' when the blooms first appeared:
Next, we have Panicum (Switch Grass) 'Rotstrahlbusch' (yes, I have memorized that spelling):
Miscanthus 'Variegatus' behind the same "Rots":
Miscanthus 'Morning Light' not yet showing signs of bloom but still stunning in its own way:
Misanthus purpurascens (Flame Grass) with blooms just popping out in front of the giant Miscanthus 'Gracillimus':
Every night, I stare at these Calamagrostis (Feather Reed Grass) 'Karl Foerster' blooms from my deck as they are backlit by the sun. Good times:
And finally, Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats) are at their peak, as we speak:
More grass love to come in a future post as they continue to transform with the arrival of autumn.