“Gardening Gone Wild” produced by Fran Sorin has for October’s Photo Contest theme entitled “Filling the Frame”. Entries will be picked by Saxon Holt and the deadline
for entries is 11:59 PM Eastern time on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
This contest gives me the perfect opportunity to show some of my favorite Fall Ornamental grasses and especially Miscanthus sinensis grass or Maiden Grass.
I do not personally have more than two Ornamental grasses, which are Pink Mulhy’s, in my garden but that does not mean that I do not like them. With my garden it is all about the real estate so I do not have room for the more large and beautiful Ornamental grasses that show their blooms in the Autumn.
On a recent trip to Franklin Park with my daughter I had to snap many pictures of this “Huron Sunrise” Miscanthus sinensis or Maiden Grass. The feathery seed heads or blooms seem to sparkle as they blow around and catch the sunlight. I always find myself looking at it from different angles to get photographs to try to catch the light upon the feathery blooms.
I did in fact have to fill several frames with the sun filtering upon them. This photograph will be my entry into the Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest.
They make me wish I had more land just so I could plant some along with some more of the Fall berry producing shrubs.
So if you have the room in your garden for Ornamental Grass add them to your plant list to add some Fall and Winter interest to your garden