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Every guide to growing Korean Feather Grass Calamagrostis brachytricha says to plant it in full sun. For whatever reason, my plant is thriving in almost total shade!
Today’s arrangement includes Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’ and Red Twig Dogwood Cornus sericea for color and contrast, presented in a large clear vase to show off the dark purple foliage of the Penstemon.
To see what’s blooming in other gardens, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden .
I am inclined to agree with Jane Austin on the subject of relaxing:
“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
“Flowers . . . have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some strains of music. They relax the tenseness of the mind. They dissolve its rigor.” Henry Ward Beecher
Flowers by a lake or stream — anywhere in a natural setting — sharing a nice glass of wine with friends and family — that’s my favorite way to relax. Lindy Le Coq
Last spring I added three red osier dogwood shrubs to my front yard border. This is the time of year their beautiful red stems begin to show.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for providing landscaping inspiration.
Yes, I know the common name for this plant is Christmas Cactus — however — clearly the plant isn’t going to wait!
Every year, as the grey skies of late autumn/early winter descend upon my little corner of the world, this lovely plant provides a bit of brightness.
Raining hard with no let up in sight here in the southwest corner of Washington State, USA — over two inches in the past twenty-four hours. Glad to have a warm fire and inside activities to keep my busy today!