Ornamental grasses are in their glory in the landscape. Their color, texture and form provide spectacular visual impact while their movement in autumn breezes delivers seasonal sound. Once established, most ornamental grasses are almost maintenance-free. Watering them during periods of prolonged drought and cutting their stems back to the ground in early spring is all… Continue reading Miscanthus sinensis
When we think of fall color in the landscape, we picture the vibrant foliage of trees and shrubs – the brilliantly-colored leaves of orange, red, purple and yellow glowing against clear blue skies. We can also bring the flamboyant colors of fall to the floor of our landscapes, too. Perennials are most often chosen for… Continue reading Perennials with Colorful Fall Foliage
Fall is the season when warm-season ornamental grasses get their turn in the spotlight. They spend the summer playing a supporting role in the landscape – screening views, adding texture to borders, and providing a backdrop for annuals and perennials. Grasses patiently wait for frost to give flowers the hook and cast them in the… Continue reading Panicum virgatum stars in fall landscape.
Whenever my spirits need lifting, I head to the garden. Thoughts become clearer, perspective is restored, priorities are realigned. I thought this was a perfect time to share some of my favorite photos of a recent tour of several Atlanta private gardens. Enjoy! If you are feeling disappointed, frustrated or angry, spend some time in… Continue reading Talk a walk through a few Atlanta private gardens.
Needing some fall color therapy, I headed over to Cantigny Park before work earlier this week. The autumn splendor of the gardens was magical. Just outside the Visitors Center, majestic trees in orange and yellow offered a glimpse of what the gardens had to offer. A squirrel photo bombed! The symmetrical design of mums, flowering… Continue reading Walk through Cantigny Gardens with me.