Imperata (Japanese Blood Grass) is striking as an accent here, and becomes more and more red as the season progresses.
This is just a neat pond scene that I wanted to capture, with a few different types of grasses.
Obviously they are having much better luck with Japanese Forest Grass than I am! It looked so cool flowing down this sloped bed.
I have always used grasses since I started my current garden, mainly for their drought/deer resistant quality and generally interesting look; however, this photo was my initial inspiration:
Photo: Bruce Botnick
Then I woke up and realized that I don't live on the beach in Northern California. No wonder everything died.
There are, however, some fantastic grasses that thrive in our coastal rainforest conditions, and apparently so far in my own backyard too...
|Calamagrostis actutiflora "Karl Foerster"|
And if you know me, I couldn't leave the nursery (and go back the next day) without filling my pockets with some new plants. I will scrape together a post later this week and show you what I did! Hopefully nothing will die before then...