27 thoughts on “One reason to love Miscanthus

  1. Grasses are mesmerizing, like campfires and ocean waves. I once when to Idaho, where there are vast grasslands with breezes near-constant. I could hardly focus on anything but those grassy waves!

    • Absolutely. I think I have always loved grasses since seeing them on sand dunes on the coast as a child, but flowers have been a distraction until recently and I am now (re)discovering a love for grasses, especially since planting Calamagrostis only a few years ago!

  2. I have only just come to grasses, having dismissed them for years. It is weird how plants suddenly enter your affections for no apparent reason! It used to be that the only thing Stevie agreed on was we both disliked grasses! I haven’t yet confessed I am leaning to the dark side!

    • Oh, but there are so many gorgeous grasses that complement flowers too! Perhaps you could slip in the odd clump here and there and see if you like the effect…. πŸ˜‰

  3. Cathy is beautiful as the Miscanthus move making waves. I like them very much. No wonder you like them. They are very beautiful alone or as a background for flowers. Have a good week. Greetings from Margarita.

    • The sound is something that slowly creeps into the garden as the grasses get taller and move in the breeze, and then as they grow further it really does sound like the ocean. πŸ™‚

    • Oh yes, there are just so many beautiful grasses for all sorts of soils and climates. I think they should be given more attention, so do try a couple Jane! πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful to look at, and I loved the sound of the wind blowing through the Miscanthus, great and small. I love grasses of any kind, and a few years ago that wouldn’t have been true. I don’t know when my appreciation light went on, but it sure is now! Thank you for sharing your lovely garden, Cathy.

    • It is the same with me Debra. I have always loved grasses but only really started appreciating them and putting more in my garden in the last few years. I am now intent on trying out new ones in the new garden at our country house where we have a very wind-exposed hillside!

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