Tuesday View: Autumn Glow

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Muhlenbergia capillaris "Regal Mist" and Pennisetum setaceum rubrum in the South Border

This week's view of the South Border was photographed earlier than usual in the day.  The grasses are both a wealth of delicate color and texture, and they look perfect with the sunlight glowing through from the east.


It was perfect for the miniature rose also.

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Deep down behind the little roses, sprouts are beginning to emerge.  I had Nigella damascena "Persian Jewels" planted here last year, as well as a bit of self-seeded German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) from the year before.  They should fill in the area next spring when the grasses are cut back.

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At the top of the border, Eremophila hygrophana is finally becoming a robust little shrub and fairly floriferous.  It continues to combine nicely with lavender-flowered Catharanthus roseus.

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Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to continue with the Tuesday View theme a little longer.  I will go ahead and link with Cathy at Words and Herbs, though she has discontinued the theme for the season.  


The Muhlenbergia is a splendid way to define autumn for the desert garden!

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Weather Diary: Fair; High: 80 F (27 C)/Low: 59 F (15 C); Humidity: 21%-54%

Comments: 8 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Derek Grant (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 00:59)

    The last photo is magnificent.

  • #2

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 01:16)

    Thanks so much, Derek! I was rather proud of that one, though most of the credit must go to the sunlight... ;-)

  • #3

    Summer (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:06)

    Your photos are really glowing ♥


  • #4

    Cathy (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:26)

    Wow! Those grasses are really stunning, and the last photo is wonderful! Glad you are continuing with the view Amy. :)

  • #5

    Kris P (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:43)

    At this time of year I always wonder why I don't have any Muhlenbergia in my garden. It's lovely, Amy!

  • #6

    Diana Studer (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:37)

    the backlit grass is wonderful.
    Was admiring the morning light on the statue on the bottom of our garden.
    When the light is right, it makes ALL the difference.

  • #7

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Friday, 04 November 2016 01:01)

    Greetings all - Summer, Cathy, Kris, and Diana! Thank you each one for your wonderful comments! So sorry not to reply individually as usual, but I've managed to come down with the flu and am taking things a bit slowly here... Autumn light and Muhlenbergia are a perfect combination, aren't they?! ;-)

  • #8

    Nerissa Seely (Thursday, 09 February 2017 22:34)

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog's articles or reviews everyday along with a mug of coffee.