Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’

POACEAE, The Grass family

This ornamental grass has a very upright, delicate appearance, yet each blade is very strong. I took notice of this cultivar when I saw landscape designer Annie W. using it in a lot of her designs. It’s somewhat shade tolerant compared to other grasses its size. A new client has an ambitious project, with a deadline. She’s an interior designer with an engagement party coming up soon. I love to see the work people go through to make their homes their own. In this case two square raised beds on either side of a patio will hold black bamboo with smooth black stones around the culms. The concrete patio has been hand-dyed, four colors were layered on with sponges. Along the side of the house a tall cedar fence encloses a narrow space. The fence has a panel of birch wicker along the top. A bed at its base is only a foot or so wide. One of the plants I chose was this maiden grass. Others were Equisetum, Akebia quinata, Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, and Cimicifuga ‘Black Negligee’.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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