Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’
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.