Showing fellow Lawn Reformer and Minnesota garden writer Evelyn Hadden some of my favorite lawnless gardens this week gave me the chance to see them in a new way. Like this particular view of feather reed grass ‘Karl Foester’ in the bright sun but paired with a backlit hosta in shade. For another view, see my recent garden-center post glorifying ornamental grasses.
In the same garden, Japanese blood grass with Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and Russian sage.
Nearby, this painted lady has plenty of color in the front garden, thanks to crapemyrtle, Japanese anemone and goldenrod.
And for sheer drama you can’t beat banana leaves – really all season long but especially when the Lespedeza is blooming. (This one is probably the variety ‘Gibralter’.) Here’s more about this garden from 2007 when the garden was new, and back when I used really small photos in my blog posts.Tweet