Friday PhotoEssay – Grasses

I’m definitely enjoying the Indian Summer this week! In honor of the beautiful weather, I’m going to treat you to some photos of beautiful ornamental grasses on our grounds. (Yeah, I don’t really know what that has to do with the weather, but they look great, so it’s a good time to share!)

Blue JuncusThis blue juncus (actually a sedge, not a grass), has been looking gorgeous in the Quiet Garden all year. It is such a unique shape and color.

'The Blue' Little BluestemThis is Little Bluestem, a native prairie grass. (Yes, I managed to crop most of my shadow out of the picture.) You have to love that rust color in the fall.

Reed GrassThis Reed Grass has really nice white “plumes.”

'Cosmopolitan' Japanese Silver GrassThis ‘Cosmopolitan’ Japanese Silver Grass is definitely taller than I am. It has variegated leaves, and the silvery seed heads.

Northwind SwitchgrassThis Northwind Switchgrass has a delicate beauty that is hard to capture in a photograph. To see it in better detail (along with many other grasses), you’ll have to come visit our grounds!

Have a great weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on November 6, 2009, in Around the Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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