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Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’

October 27, 2011

I love the impact that planting with grasses offers when used on this scale.  The leaves and the grassy flower-heads pick up the autumn light and reflect it back in a quietly subdued way. But above all it’s the form and texture of miscanthus which alters the mood of this garden and creates an unexpected and particularly exciting experience.  And whilst I love traditional herbaceous borders, there’s something refreshingly simple and intensely satisfying in limiting a huge border to one plant type.  This gorgeous image is of a garden in Rock in Cornwall and was  designed and planted five years ago by my friend Karena Batstone.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2011 11:27 am

    It’s really beautiful. I love the contrast between the vertical posts, the diagonal gnarled trees & the soft bendy grasses- congrats to Karena!

  2. October 30, 2011 12:13 pm

    Yes I too love the contrast between the grasses and those dark vertical posts. And Karena is very good at taking the ‘borrowed view’ into account when designing,

  3. October 31, 2011 1:53 pm

    What a stunning garden, I love grasses, particularly at this time of year

    • October 31, 2011 4:36 pm

      Yes it’s a very beautiful design. And I love the way grasses change colour as the sun gets lower in the sky.

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