Friday, October 05, 2007

Prime Time for Grasses


This is a recent view of my meadow garden. The grasses are in full bloom/seed now and at their peak. It’s kind of a mish-mash of tall grasses and short grasses, many native to our area. Here you can see the reddish little bluestem (Schizachrium scoparium), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Indian grass (Sorgastrum nutans). These tall prairie grasses are underplanted with very low buffalo grass (Buchloe dachtiloides). There are also a number of perennials and species tulips planted with the grasses to add color and interest in the spring and summer, but this is definitely the time of year when I like this garden the most!

4 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

Your meadow garden looks like a true prairie. I'll bet those grasses look especially beautiful in the afternoon.

jocelyn said...

Yes, Pam, they grasses are especially beautiful when they are backlit by the low early morning or evening sunlight.

LostRoses said...

Backlighting is the main reason for growing grasses in my opinion! There's just nothing prettier. Your meadow looks lovely and I especially like the little bluestem. Oh, congratulations on the little fishies! I hope they're still with you?

jocelyn said...

Thanks for visiting, LR and, yes, I spotted several of the little guys zipping around when I was skimming leaves out of the pond yesterday...