Monday, March 12, 2007
BOWLES' GOLDEN GRASS
The other day when the weather was so nice I took this shot of Bowles' Golden Grass ( Miliumeffusum 'Aureum'). It's taken a few years for the clumps to form, but they look great now and it was well worth the wait. This grass starts out rather upright and by midsummer will take on its more characteristic arching form. The colour changes also from chartreuse in spring to a bright lime green by summer and adds a wonderful punch of colour in the lightly shaded parts of the garden. Located next to broad leaf forms it really shows off its delicate texture and looks its brightest planted in amongst contrasting colours of purples, blues, and fuchsias.